Church of England Confirmation Service 2018
This year’s confirmation service took place on Saturday 29th April at Christ Church, Cheltenham, officiated by the Right Reverend Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester and the first female Diocesan bishop in the history of the Church of England.
Students have been preparing for confirmation throughout the Spring Term, meeting weekly to explore different aspects of the Christian faith, discuss the Bible together and develop patterns of prayer to sustain them for the future. Preparation concluded with an afternoon's retreat away from College, taking time out to reflect on their journey so far and make final preparations for the service.
Twenty-nine students were confirmed, with four also being baptised. They were joined by their sponsors, families and friends at this wonderful service of celebration, much enhanced by the presence of the College Choir. We continue to pray for God's blessing as the next phase of their journey unfolds.
Those confirmed were Amelia, Willow, Talia, Connie, Poppy, Inge, Katherine, Kitty, Flora, Amy, Victoria, Christy, Teniayo-Ola, Eleanor, Matilda, Beatrice, Ottilie, Natasha, Tiwalolaoluwa, Amelia, Daisy, Sophia, Eloise, Rebecca, Davina, Adaora, Olaedo, Lucy and Arabella.
Kitty, Christy, Teniayo-Ola and Tiwalolaoluwa were also baptised.
Revd Josie Goodwin