Parish Mass last Sunday was enriched by a lovely baptism.
Jo and Hannah brought their young daughter, Seren Janet, together with family and friends. As we welcomed Seren we all celebrated our faith together.
Jo explained to us at the beginning of Mass why he and Hannah had chosen the name Seren. It is a Welsh name meaning Star, and Janet was chosen because the name is in both families.
What a special combination of names!
Fr Ian had recently heard an American academic say that the best points could be made in twenty five words or fewer, he encouraged us to bear that in mind and he tried it for himself in the sermon, addressing Seren, whilst reminding us that the message of the words were for each of us present:
Seren Janet, God loves you. You are unique and special. We pray for you, support you and welcome you today to God’s family.
Hannah later e mailed to say: “I just wanted to thank you so much for the lovely service and for accommodating us all for Seren’s baptism! Jo and I have had so many comments from our friends and family saying how welcome they felt and how nice it was to be back at St Chrysostoms having attended our wedding and Elijah’s baptism.”
May God bless Seren, and all her family.