William receives the light of Christ

PUBLISHED: 10:36 05 December 2012 | UPDATED: 11:11 05 December 2012

Baby William is baptised at the parish church in Feniton.

Baby William is baptised at the parish church in Feniton.

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Eleven-week-old baptised at St Andrew’sChurch, Feniton, on Advent Sunday.

One of the youngest members of the congregation of St Andrew’s Church, Feniton, was baptised on Advent Sunday and given the light of Christ to guide him through the season and beyond.

Eleven-week-old William Gibbins, is the fourth generation of his family of local farmers to be baptised at the church in Feniton.

William’s 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 also a welcoming into his family.”

The Reverend Cate Edmonds said it was such a happy occasion with all four generations of the family who have been baptised in the church present.

“Even the christening robe (heavily starched) had been used for them all,” she said. “Advent Sunday was a special day in so many ways for the Gibbins family and for our church family.”


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