Category Archives: Baptism

A Special Baptism

We love Baptisms in the Chase Benefice!

Recently, we had a very special one at Holy Trinity Church, Ascott-under-Wychwood for 11-month-old twins, Samuel and Isaac.  They were born three months premature, weighing just 2lb 12oz and 3lb, and spent the first two months of their lives in hospital.  Since then, Isaac has had another spell in hospital but has recovered well and is now catching up his bigger brother! Continue reading A Special Baptism

A Journey of Faith

The Font at Spelsbury decorated for a recent wedding

Sunday 4th September was a Red Letter Day in the Chase Benefice when over 50 people from all our parishes gathered in Spelsbury Church for the Baptism of one of our adult congregation.  Despite the lead having been stolen from the roof of Spelsbury Church two weeks before, nothing could take away from the joy of the occasion as we welcomed Ilona into the family of Christ’s church.  During the service Ilona gave a moving testimony of her faith and as we stood around the Font after her Baptism the prayers of intercession were led by two of our young people who will be Confirmed with her in October.  It was a powerful and moving service which will live in our memories for a long time.

With Ilona’s permission, we publish below her testimony: Continue reading A Journey of Faith