Images of the celebrations of the church's birthday and the coming of the Holy Spirit.
Following the reaffirmation of our baptisms, we were doused with water by Fr Dennis, and renewed our vows in the waters of the font.
During the course of the service, Jackie Parry was sent forth with prayer and blessing as she prepared
to begin her pastoral training in Ashton-in-Makerfield at the beginning of her training for the priesthood.
The final act of our worship this Whitsunday (as we used to call it!) was the extinguishing of the Paschal candle
and the passing down of its fires to each member of the congregation. We then processed to the world outside
as a symbol of our commitment to carry the light of Christ to the world. The wind of the Holy Spirit promptly blew our candles out,
but it's the thought that counts! After the service, the flower people dismantled the Easter garden,
and the attendant angels paused briefly in front of the extinguished candle on their way to their back stage resting place - until next Easter.