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Exeter: From generation to generation

21 December 2012

THE family christening robe had been brought out and heavily starched. William Gibbins, the fourth generation of his farming family, wore it for his baptism in the font of St Andrew's, Feniton, in Exeter diocese.

All four generations of the Gibbins family were there when William was baptised by the Revd Cate Edmonds on Advent Sunday, and given a candle as a symbol of the light of Christ. His mother, Pauline, said: "Baptism is really important for us, as we feel it's a way as parents to start our children on a good path towards God, and [it is] also a welcoming into his family."

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