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Overflowing with candidates

by Margaret Duggan

THE VILLAGE of Brindle, in Blackburn diocese, has a population of 1000. Yet they recently had so many candidates to be confirmed that the parish church could not accommodate them all at one service, and they had to have two — one taken by the Bishop of Blackburn (right), the Rt Revd Nicholas Reade, the other a fortnight later by the Bishop of Burnley, the Rt Revd John Goddard. In all, there were 15 adults and 51 children being confirmed.

The adults were ...

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