Confirmation for couple in 80s


undefinedFred and Barbara Tooley have been regular attenders during the past year at Christ the King church, near Birkenhead's famous park. After a few months of joining the parish community they asked about being confirmed.

Fred, 87, and his wife Barbara, 81, were confirmed by Honorary Assistant Bishop Colin Bazley on Sunday 9 June at Christ the King.

Fred was baptised at the church – in those days called St Anne's – when he was just a few weeks old.

Rector Dallas Ayling said: “It was a wonderful celebration and a reminder that some seeds take a little longer to grow, but that it’s never too late and we should never give up.”

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