Four candidates from Seal went to be confirmed at St Paulinus in Crayford on Palm Sunday evening.
It was a stirring service - the church was packed, and there were about 35 candidates plus families, friends and supporters from the congregations of the churches represented. There was a huge spread of ages, from young people to pensioners - the vast majority were adults, a sign of the change in the pattern of people joining the church over recent decades. This was a definite choice on the part of the candidates, many of whom had come to the church (or come back to it) later in life.
It was a great joy to be there, and, as you can see from the (slightly blurry!) photo, the candidates - Max, Jessie, Charles and Rebecca enjoyed it too.