"I was confirmed at the Cathedral on 20th November 2016 at a wonderful and at times moving service, one I shall remember for a long time. At 68, you will possibly be wondering, what took you so long?
It has been a long journey during which I dipped in and out of faith depending on what was happening in my life at the time. Along this journey I met people that were a positive influence and, unfortunately, some that were a definite negative. But the positives far outweighed the negatives and made me the person I am today.
I was baptised into the Anglican Church. Along the journey of faith I tried Methodism (loved the hymns) and after my father died, I attended a Catholic Church with friends (loved and needed the solemnity and predictability).
But then, two years ago on Mothering Sunday I was in town after taking a friend to the station, the Cathedral bells were ringing and something led me through the doors. The lovely welcome and very enjoyable sermon by Canon Farrow made me want to return. Gradually I realised that this was the place that God wanted me to worship.
Being confirmed wasn’t an easy decision for me. I prayed a lot, then knew that it was time to let God fully into my life.
On Sunday, surrounded by some of my closest friends, I could feel the love of God and the support of the Cathedral family and I knew that at last I was home.
That is why I was confirmed at 68!"