Sunday 27th February was a joyful occasion at St. Alban’s. We celebrated the confirmation of five young people and adults: Roman Demptos, Chinomso Egesi, Louise Koenig, Nkechi Onwuzurumba and Ahayana Pollonais. Bishop Richard Chartres, a former Bishop of London, conducted the service and conferred the sacrament of confirmation through the laying of hands. The families of the newly confirmed celebrated the occasion with a wonderful feast. Bishop Richard gave a talk afterwards on “Europe and the Church: a view from Westminster” (he has a seat in the House of Lords, and is responsible for ecumenical contacts with Orthodox churches), in which he described how the relationship between the Church and civic society has evolved and changed over the years.
Bishop Richard and Roman, Chinomso, Louise, Nkechi and Ahayana.