Open air confirmation
TWELVE people, six adults and six children, were confirmed by Bishop Sarah at a special deanery service at the church of St Philip and St James in Escot, near Ottery St Mary.
Archbishop of Melanesia George Takeli was present for the event, as he is on a visit to the UK. The service was forced to move outside when a member of the congregation was taken ill, but carried on in the open air.
The annual confirmation service was the last one for the Rural Dean Cate Edmonds before she retires. Those present included family and friends of the candidates and the Archbishop’s wife June.