Bishop Of Truro Holds First Confirmation Service On Bryher

Bryher All Saints Church

Bryher All Saints Church

On day two of his visit to Scilly, the Bishop of Truro, Tim Thornton, attended a service of baptism and confirmation at All Saints on Bryher. Eight islanders took part.

The packed church heard Canon Paul Miller say that it is thought this is the first such service ever held in the 271 year old church.

People attended from all five islands and the Bryher community hosted a reception afterwards for all to enjoy.

Earlier in the day the Bishop visited the Tresco school base before spending time meeting people on Bryher, which included visiting Fraggle Rock, the Vine Cafe, where he lunched with islanders and the Hell Bay Hotel. He also learnt about the islands water supply and emergency service provision.

Today Bishop Tim will make an early morning visit to St Agnes school base, see the new stained glass window in the Church with its designer Oriel Hicks and spend the rest of the day at the school on St. Marys before flying back to Newquay this afternoon.