Diocesan press releases

Family and friends join confirmation celebration

St Teilo’s Church, Llantilio Pertholey was packed to the rafters to celebrate the confirmation of 13 candidates.

The Bishop of Monmouth, the Rt Rev Richard Pain confirmed the youngsters – 10 of which are pupils at Llantilio Pertholey Church in Wales Primary School – in front of parents, grandparents, Godparents, friends and family and alongside the usual congregation.

The Bishop was accompanied by his chaplain, the Rev Canon Dr Stephen James and the service was conducted by the vicar, Rev Julian Gray and his assistant, the Rev John Hughes.

The candidates were Emily Jayne Bailey; Poppy Ann Chiplin; Oliver Ty Evans; Matthew John Gethings; Abigail Jaye Harrington; Jodie Hannah McGrath; Elizabeth May Riddell; Joshua Jack Salway-Stevens; Nicola Julie Somers; Tayla Nadine Somers; Kai Christopher Stafford; Sonny Webb and Maximus Patrick Anthony Wood.