Thursday 23 May was an important day for St Philip’s. It was the day that our 11 candidates were presented for confirmation to the Bishop of Kensington at St Mary Abbots, supported by their families and friends from the wider congregation. The confirmation candidates were: Isis Curley Bynoe, Jessica Danieli, Rebecca Dawit, Sameera Elnaim, Malaika Hassan Ola, Carla Hillman, Luca Jankovic, Ciaron McLeod, Felicity Parker Thomas, Leila Rassasse and Emily Surminski.
David Walsh commented on this record number of candidates for confirmation – the highest number from St Philip’s in 52 years. “’We happen to have an unusually large number of Year Five pupils at St Philip’s this year,” he said. “But it’s one of a number of encouraging signs as we plan the future for our ministry with younger members of the church. We’ve recently discovered we have at least 60 children who come to St Philip’s, either regularly or occasionally.”
The group was presented to the congregation on Sunday 26 May and afterwards received their gifts from Rev Lesley Perry.