On Sunday morning 7th September, 9 children and 1 adult from across the churches in our Benefice were presented to the bishop for Confirmation in a special Service in Dymock Church. Bishop Michael of Gloucester was unable to attend, so we welcomed to Dymock for the first time one of the Gloucester Assistant Bishops, the recently retired Bishop of Guildford, Rt Revd Christopher Hill. (Return to top)
In his sermon, the Bishop made two related points reflecting the Readings for that day: in Confirmation we 'put on Jesus' externally, like putting on armour to protect us, and we receive Jesus internally so we show thenceforth the 'Light of Christ'. He asked us to look at the person next to us and suggested we were looking at Jesus, and then to look at someone else and suggested we were looking into the eyes of Jesus. Dramatic... but making his point. (Return to top)
After the Service, which included a first communion for the candidates, everyone shared in refreshments including a specially made cake.
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