Churches welcome Bishop Richard for local confirmations

Today (Sunday15/06/14) was a historic day for the diocese - the first time a serving Bishop in the diocese of Chichester has ordained women as priests. Richard Jackson Bishop of Lewes ordained Dr Alison Green, Sarah Flashman and Karen Young at St Paul's in Chichester - Contact Lisa Williamson 01273 425791 for full press release. Picture by Jim Holden'Pictured is the Bishop of Lewes Richard Jackson SUS-151126-114306001
Today (Sunday15/06/14) was a historic day for the diocese - the first time a serving Bishop in the diocese of Chichester has ordained women as priests. Richard Jackson Bishop of Lewes ordained Dr Alison Green, Sarah Flashman and Karen Young at St Paul's in Chichester - Contact Lisa Williamson 01273 425791 for full press release. Picture by Jim Holden'Pictured is the Bishop of Lewes Richard Jackson SUS-151126-114306001
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Five churches from across Hastings and St Leonard’s were represented at Christ Church Blacklands (Laton Road, Hastings) when the Bishop of Lewes, Richard Jackson, visited for “a special celebration.”

Bishop Richard presided over a service to confirm adults into full membership of the Church of England. He was ordained last year and has responsibility for most of East Sussex.

Candidates, with family members and supporters, came from St John’s Hollington; St Matthew’s, Silverhill; St. Leonard and St Ethelberga’s St. Leonards on Sea; and Holy Trinity, Hastings as well as Christ Church Blacklands.

Vicar of Blacklands, Charlie Hill, commented after the event: “I am very grateful that Bishop Richard has come to Blacklands, for the third time this year, to lead this very special celebration, where local people have publicly confirmed their faith in Jesus, with a bit of Anglican razzmatazz.”

“If any readers of the Observer want to know more about baptism or confirmation I know they would be very welcome to get in touch with their nearest church. They can also call us at Christ Church on on 01424 576 047 or find out more about us from our website www.blacklands-parish.co.uk.”