service times

Forthcoming Church Events & Services

Friday 13th September 2019 6:00PM

Shepherd's Dene

The yearly trip to Shepherd's Dene will be on the weekend of 15th Sept. If you would like to attend and have not told us, please speak to Joyce or Stephen for details.

 

Sunday 29th September 2019 11:00AM

Confirmation

The Bishop will join us for our yearly Confirmation Service with the MINE Churches on Sunday 29th September at Christ Church Walker. All the churches of MINE will gather there for worship that day. This will also give MINE churches an opportunity to celebrate with Walker Parish as they officially join the group of MINE parishes. If you, or anyone you know would like to be confirmed please let one of the clergy or Readers know so we can prepare.

What is Confirmation? As many of us were baptised as infants we may not have appreciated the meaning of the Baptism promises that others made for us. Confirmation is an adult commitment of faith, a promise we make before the Bishop to live out our Christian life as faithfully as we are able, and serve God in our worship and in our community. For older children, this is a time for them to make a voluntary commitment to the Church following on from their Baptism vows and perhaps being admitted to Communion. This is also a time when those who may have been confirmed a long time ago but have not been an active part of the Church for a while may want to make a recommitment of their vows. It is also a time for people who have come to us from other traditions of the wider Church (Roman Catholics, Orthodox, other Protestant churches) to be received into the Anglican Communion of which we are a part. At Confirmation, the Bishop receives us into the full life of the Church and anoints and prays for us in our commitment.