St James' Church Sutton-on-Hull
St James' is a church where Jesus is central, the Bible is our guide and every person is important
Celebrating our 2018 Confirmation Service
The Bishop of Hull, the Rt Rev'd Alison White,
confirmed five candidates on Sunday, 24 June 2018.
The recently confirmed are:
Trevor, Sarah, David, Nina and Blessing.
Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey, as each candidate affirms for himself or herself the faith into which they have been baptized. They also commit their life to following Jesus Christ as a disciple. This affirmation was confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by Bishop Alison. Confirmation is both a stirring up and a seal of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and a reminder that faith development
is an ongoing process . . .
‘til Christ be formed in us’ (Galatians 4:19).
It was a wonderful service that gave four adults and one young person the opportunity to become
communicant members of the Church of England.
Each candidate is supported by at least one sponsor. The sponsor's role is to walk spiritually with them during preparation, to help each candidate to be a true witness and disciple of Jesus and to be there when they were presented to the Bishop. Each sponsor will continue to pray for them and help them fulfil their Baptism promises after the Confirmation.
It was a very moving day and we all felt that it was a great privilege to be part the Service.
We were delighted that Bishop Alison was able to join us for the reception afterwards.
We ask that you please keep the recently Confirmed,
their families and their sponsors in your prayers.
a selection of images from this extremely happy occasion
a selection of photos from the occasion of
the confirmation service held in
St James', Sutton on Hull
on Sunday 24 June 2018