Confirmation 2019
The Confirmation Service in 2019 will be on Sunday 28th April at 10am in St Chad’s. There will be an initial meeting for young people and their parents on Monday 12th November at 4pm in church.

Weekly Nurture Groups will begin in the New Year and there will be two Saturday workshops, details of which will be available in due course.

As in the past, our expectation is that from this point onwards, candidates will attend church regularly and begin reading through St Mark’s Gospel.

Save the Date! – Songs of Farewell Concert
As many of you will know, we had a younger daughter, Anna, who died at the age of 16 months on 27 November 1998. To mark this 20th anniversary our family will be hosting a concert in St Chad’s Church on Saturday 19th January at 7pm.

Songs of Farewell is a programme of solo and ensemble classical pieces by composers such as Tallis, Parry, Elgar, Mozart and Purcell. This will be a splendid evening, performed by a quartet of young and talented vocalists:

Matthew Keighley (our son) Tenor – who is currently a Masters scholar at the Royal College of Music and former Lay Clerk at Gloucester Cathedral

Lizzy Humphries Soprano – recent post-graduate student from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and regular performer on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

Hannah Johnstone Alto – Music graduate from the University of York and currently a post-graduate student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

Theo Perry Baritone – Post-graduate student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and former lay clerk at Chelmsford Cathedral.

Tickets for the evening will be priced at £5 and will be available on the door. All proceeds will go to Metabolic Support UK, a charity that supported us as a family throughout Anna’s short life and is a worthy cause close to our hearts

Sarah and Martin Keighley

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