Bishop calls on group to have ‘fruitful hearts’

Fellside confirmation
Fellside confirmation

Seventeen young people and four adults from the Fellside Team of churches have confirmed their faith.

The group was confirmed into the Anglican Church by the Bishop of Lancaster, the Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, during the recent Fellside Confirmation, at the church of St Mary the Virgin, Goosnargh.

St Mary’s is one of the five churches which make up the Fellside Team, also including St Eadmer’s, Bleasdale; St Hilda’s, Bilsborrow; St Lawrence’s, Barton and St James’, Whitechapel.

Two young people from St Michael’s Church, Grimsargh and one adult from Christ Church, Fulwood were also confirmed during the ceremony.

Fellside team rector, the Rev Steve Cooper said: “It was a joyous event for all involved.

“The church was packed. Bishop Geoff talked about the parable of the sower, encouraging those who were being confirmed not to have hard hearts, nor distracted hearts, nor divided hearts, but instead to have fruitful hearts in which the seed of God’s Word could take root and grow throughout their lives.”

The names of those who were confirmed from the Fellside Team are: Ellena Banks, Daisy Barnett, Byron Birkby, Harry Bolton, Harry Burrow, Nicole Cornall, Mikaela Fox-Andrews, Christopher Grindrod, Emily Guy, Thomas Hardman, Sarah Ingram, Holly Jemson, Grace Kennedy, Alexander Kennedy, Ryan King, Jade Lam, Abbie Mason, Harvey Price, Jean Riley, Raymond Riley and Joseph Slater, Alice Cowell and James Cowell from St Michael’s Church, Grimsargh and Simon Miller from Christ Church, Fulwood were also confirmed.