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Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 13.10.2011 (Article Archived on 27.10.2011)

Those wanting to join the Adult Confirmation Group on Monday nights should contact Father Chris as soon as possible.


St. Mary’s Church

 Ascension Island (Diocese of St.Helena)



Those wanting to join the Adult Confirmation Group on Monday nights should

contact Father Chris as soon as possible. The first meeting was on Monday

evening of this week and it is still possible for others to join in. Bishop Richard

will hold the service of Confirmation during his visit at the end of November.

Meetings start at 7-30 pm., and in each meeting we will look at a vital aspect of

Christian faith and believing. Please ring Fr.Chris on 6431 for more information.


The baptism of baby Riley, son of Lucy and Dennis Leo-Francis, took place in

St. Mary’s Church on Sunday,Oct.9th.; the joyful occasion was very well attend-

ed. The Gospel text for the day was the Parable of the Wedding Feast ( Mtt.22)

in which one of the guests gets thrown out of the party because he was wearing

the wrong clothes. Many come to be baptised as infants wearing the right

garment, but they never return to collect the imperishable garment which

Christ freely gives. On the day we make our own commitment to Jesus and pray

God to strengthen us with his Holy Spirit, this is our confirmation, when we

 receive the imperishable garment of  true righteousness which leads to

everlasting life. Even if you have not yet been baptised, you can join in the

Confirmation meetings. It simply means that you would be baptised just before

the service of Confirmation. One is never too old to be baptised / confirmed but

in the Anglican Church, Confirmation has to be conducted by a Bishop. So

don’t miss out on this opportunity.

For your diaries : The Harvest Festival Service will be Sunday, 23rd. OCTOBER.

                      The Island Remembrance Service will be Sun.13th.November.


This Sunday, there is a Eucharist using the new Prayer Books and we will be

singing the well-known hymns : “Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise”, and the

great Charles Wesley hymn, “ All Hail the Power of Jesu’s Name. Come and join

us, all are welcome !  Fr. Chris. 

Church Wardens: Mervyn Isaac 6230 and Alan Nicholls 6232


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