We were pleased to receive the following news from Fr Paul Blanch, Vicar of the Church of SS Peter & Paul in Kirton in Holland...

Some 80 people gathered in the Church of SS Peter & Paul in Kirton in Holland on Sunday, 3rd February 2019 to celebrate Candlemas. Using this occasion as a powerful festival of light, we included the moving and inspiring first Holy Communion of four young people from our congregation – Damien, Sebastian, Natalie and Vimbai.

These four young people have worked incredibly hard since September 2017 in following a course to prepare them for this spiritual moment, and it is our prayer that this new commitment will assist them to take their faith on a stage further from their baptism and all the way to confirmation by the bishop in due course.

This occasion was a very proud moment for our three group congregations of Kirton, Fosdyke and Algarkirk.

Join Fr Paul on a Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Fr Paul Blanch is also organising a Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 7th–11th October 2019. The basic cost is £570 and more details may be obtained from Fr Paul on 01205 62 41 28 or via email.

Photographs are courtesy of Mr David Taylor