St. Philip’s School and parish were privileged to have Bishop Philip Pargeter to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on the 28th June 2016.
The children in Years 5 and 6 had been working all year learning about the importance and meaning of the sacrament, and they took this to heart as Our Lord commented on how knowledgeable the children were and how they impressed him with their faith and deep understanding of Confirmation and the Holy Spirit.
He had chatted with the children earlier that day and commented that they were a credit to the school and parish and that their knowledge and commitment was not put on but came from their hearts.
He thanked the Headteacher Mrs Hinton, teachers, parents, parish and the Parish Priest Father Erasmus on how much support they had given to the children in their preparation.
It was a wonderful evening and the Confirmandi were very joyful and thankful to Bishop Pargeter for bestowing the Holy Spirit upon them.