9 OCTOBER 2022 – A BAPTISM AND ST FRANCIS’ DAY
9 October was a very happy day at Church!
Firstly, we were delighted to witness the baptism of Florence May Hope – Welcome into our church family, Florence!
Secondly, this day was our celebration of the life and work of St Francis of Assisi. St Francis was a Catholic Friar born in 1181 or 1182 in Assisi, Italy. He founded the Franciscan Order and is the patron saint of animals, merchants and ecology. He preached that animals were as much God’s creatures as were people and as such should be protected. We all enjoyed the presence of animals, both live and in the form of stuffed toys, brought to church to be blessed.