Thanksgiving for baptisms and confirmation

Yesterday we were delighted to be joined by the Bishop of Stepney, The Rt Revd Adrian Newman, for a service which included the baptism of four people and the confirmation of ten. It was a moving and joyful moment as the candidates, all adults, affirmed their belief and trust in God and were baptised and confirmed into full membership of the church.

Almighty and ever-living God,
you have given these your servants new birth
in baptism by water and the Spirit,
and have forgiven them all their sins.
Let your Holy Spirit rest upon them:
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding;
the Spirit of counsel and inward strength;
the Spirit of knowledge and true godliness;
and let their delight be in the fear of the Lord.  Amen.