Yesterday at St Mark’s we were baptising two cousins of the Rostron clan. It was a joyous occasion with a church full and so many well behaved children too. Not a peep was heard throughout the whole thing. As there were two babies Bishop Alan and I took one each and did the whole thing in stereo-ish. Not easy to choreograph, I have to admit. Well you don’t want them banging heads over the font, do you?
Some good baptism hymns sung and a flying exit to God is our Strength and Refuge (Dambusters tune). It was just one of those really joyous occasions when everyone was happy and didn’t want to leave at the end.