Deanery Confirmation Service Sunday 16th October 2022
At an exciting confirmation service on Sunday 16th October 2022, eighteen young people and adults, ranging in age from 11 to 82, affirmed their faith in Jesus Christ.
The candidates came from parish churches throughout the Saffron Walden Deanery which comprises 25 parishes and 33 churches and extends approximately from Elmdon in the west to Thaxted in the east and from Hadstock in the north to Elsenham in the south
In a thought-provoking sermon entitled “Keep on Keeping on”, the bishop said we all have bad days and that living faithfully as a Christian can be tough, but Jesus told his disciples to keep on, supported by each other. Keeping on with our persistent prayers genuinely changes the world. An audio recording of the sermon can be found on our sermons page here.
Our Rector and Area Dean, Rev’d Jeremy Trew commented, "Each person being confirmed, whatever their age, represents a journey of faith. That journey does not end with confirmation, but rather begins a new chapter. As I was told when I was confirmed many years ago; ‘Life has been changed for you and you have been changed for life.’"
Confirmation candidates with the Bishop of Colchester, the Rt. Rev’d Roger Morris and supporting clergy from across the Saffron Walden Deanery.
Candidates with Bishop Roger.