Ten confirmed by the Bishop of Stepney

Yesterday, ten people were confirmed, and four baptised, at St Mary's. Pictured here are Katharine, Pauline, Vernice, Catherine, Nadia (holding Dolly-Blubelle), Cordia, Yvonne, Bishop Adrian, Angie, Viv, Jules and Simon. Click the picture for a larger view. This was the largest number of adult confirmations at St Mary's for fifteen years.

In his sermon, Bishop Adrian invited those who were about to be confirmed to learn part of the Bible reading that was read for us. It's from Paul's Letter to the Philippians, chapter 4, verses 4 to 7:
"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."