IT WAS a most special day for a group of young people on Saturday (March 9th) as they were confirmed in their Christian faith by the Bishop of Huntingdon at Ely Cathedral.

A total of 19 King’s Ely pupils were joined by their parents, godparents and guests, who included Prime Minister David Cameron.

Following the service, the school hosted a small reception at the Old Palace, attended by the Bishop of Huntingdon, The Rt Revd David Thomson; Head of King’s Ely, Sue Freestone; Head of King’s Ely Junior, Richard Whymark; and many of the guests and congregation.

In preparation for the confirmation, The Reverend Canon Dr James Garrard held classes for the candidates and led them on a retreat to The Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham.

Head of King’s Ely, Sue Freestone, said: “Our annual confirmation service is a highlight of the school year. It is a privilege to be part of the service and to be able to celebrate with the candidates, their families and friends, such a significant moment in their journey through life”.

The candidates were Felix Hawes, Edward Jackson, Joshua James, Alexander Miller, Tristan Harding, Laura Watson, Harry Jackson, Samuel Black, Edward Goff, Oona Gradwell, Astrid Robertsson, Alexander Layfield, Natasha Loversidge, Thomas Tolliday, Harriet Bruce (who was also Baptised), Aron Jordan, Alice Dickens, Charlotte Hamilton-Bing and Jack Kember.

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