Soldiers are confirmed

Soldiers were among the young churchgoers seeking to be confirmed in the Church of England as they embarked on the danger of active service.

The Confirmation

The Confirmation was held on Sunday, November 26th, too late to mention in the December magazine. A fair number of Candidates came from St. Luke’s, a good many from St Mary’s, and some from Stubbings, and one from Wooburn, Bucks. Owing to the War, and to the shortness of Clerical Staff, there were not quite so many Boys as usual, but about the same number of Girls and Women. What was, however, very encouraging, was to see six adult Men confirmed, five being Soldiers. The Bishop of Oxford took the Confirmation, and gave, as he always does at this service particularly, two very striking and helpful Addresses.

Maidenhead St Luke parish magazine, January 1917 (D/P181/28A/26)

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