Multi-Generational Confirmation

24/11/2017

Twelve people with an age range spanning eighty-eight years will join together to celebrate as they are confirmed in the Christian faith on Sunday evening 26th November at the new Great Park Community Centre.  Bishop John will officiate at this confirmation service, which will be hosted by one of the Church of England’s newest Churches,
Church in the Park, in Newcastle’s Great Park.
 
The modern community centre in this new housing development on the A1 north of New-castle will turn into a Church for the evening, as twelve people promise to love and serve Christ and join the Church of England. Bishop John Richardson will lay his hands on the heads of the twelve, as they start their journey of faith, while families and friends will look on.
 
The Church in the Park is one of five churches in the large Parish of Christ the King spread-ing from the Ouseburn to Dinnington, and to Wideopen. Rev. Michelle Dalliston, the Team Rector of Christ the King, says “It will be a wonderful celebration for the whole team and especially good to hold our first Confirmation service here in the Great Park. As our Parish continues to grow in the next few years, it is imperative that the Church of England is here at the heart of the community”. 
 
The Church of England offers friendship, acceptance and the chance to be part of a commu-nity to everyone. After baptism, confirmation is an important step on the road to being a Christian. As one candidate says  “I want to be part of this church community which offers so much to all people and although modern in outlook is steeped in the tradition of our society.” 
Rev. Ruth Hewett Curate for the Great Park says “With many new homes being built here, this community must not forget that the church is an essential part of the glue that holds society together and we are never too old to start out on an adventure of faith. We welcome all generations.”  It is wonderful to have a place were all ages can be respected equally. The Church in the Park meets eve-ry Sunday at 11am in the Great Park Community Centre.

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