St Luke’s Church, Douglas holds confirmation service for twenty-one candidates

The first of two Confirmation Services last weekend took place on Saturday, 18th September at St Luke’s Church, Douglas. Twenty-one candidates from Douglas Union with Frankfield were confirmed by Bishop Paul Colton. 

The Confirmands with their Rector, the Ven. Adrian Wilkinson (left), and their Bishop, the Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton (middle)

The Bishop said: 

The last time I was with today’s group of Confirmands was actually here in Douglas Parish. That was in early March 2020, when we had our Annual Pre-Confirmation Morning for everyone being confirmed in the Diocese that year. Little did we know then what lay ahead and that the Confirmation of these young people would be postponed two or three times. It was a joy to celebrate with them today.

The Bishop giving his sermon in St Luke’s Church, Douglas

The Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, and Rector of Douglas Union, the Ven. Adrian Wilkinson said: 

It was wonderful that all 21 candidates could be together again as a group for their confirmation. They completed their course online when the weekly classes stopped in March 2020. They waited patiently until today to take this next step in their journey of faith and we wish them every blessing.

Some of the candidates waiting to be confirmed
St Luke’s Church, Douglas on the morning of the confirmation service
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