International flavour at St Stephen’s as church celebrates growth
Communities / Tue 4th May 2021 at 02:03pm
SUNDAY 2nd May was a busy day for St Stephen’s Church in Tye Green with a Sunday Service, three baptisms in the morning and a confirmation service for nine young people in the afternoon.
The Church of England globally is known as The Anglican Church and in every part of the world there are groups meeting under The Anglican banner. That international flavour was very much in evidence at the Confirmation Service at St Stephens.
Led by Bishop Peter Hill, the Bishop of Barking, as one of his final acts before he retires from ministry at the end of May, African, Middle Eastern and British Christians gathered to celebrate the next steps of commitment in the faith of nine young believers, five from St James’ Church, Staple Tye, and four from St Stephens.
Revd Darren McIndoe said “As worship in our churches begins to be unlocked, what a joy it was to join a congregation of around thirty people, though still socially distanced, able to rejoice with our young Confirmation Candidates, as they continue to journey with Christ in our community”.