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Bishop John recently celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation at Holy Rood Parish, Barnsley.  Eleven young people received the sacrament.  This celebration was one of Bishop John’s last engagements as Bishop of Hallam.

The Confirmandii prayed especially for him in a prayer that the whole Diocese can share, “We pray that the good Lord will take special care of you and bless you in the important work you have to do in your new parish.  We hope that joy and peace will be your constant companions and thank you for everything you have done as Bishop of Hallam.”

Our photograph shows Bishop John, Fr Terry Boyle and the young people who were confirmed.

Holy Rood Confirmation 2014 s