As part of the Balloon Weekend programme over 40 boys were confirmed during the Confirmation Service in the St Andrew’s College Chapel on Sunday evening.
The present Chapel was consecrated in June 1914, but the first recorded confirmations took place in 1873. Since then, more than 6500 boys have been confirmed here by 17 different Bishops.
One of the readings at the service.
Psalm 51: 9 – 13
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.