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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

All Saints Milan confirmands: some lively young theological minds


All Saints Church in Milan, where Anglican worship has been offered since 1897, is a welcoming place for visitors as well as permanent and temporary residents from all over the world. The parish makes it a central feature of its life to be an inviting place for everyone, no matter their background or circumstances - all are invited into a loving relationship with God in a fellowship of unconditional acceptance.


That international welcome was evident last Sunday as the community gathered for a service of confirmation and reception for members of the parish. I met parishioners from places as far away as Chennai, Seychelles, and Tehran, as well as many native born Italians, all who find All Saints to be a warm home.


The younger confirmands certainly had an enquiring faith, according to Archdeacon Vickie Sims, the parish priest. She told me of some thought-provoking questions from these young minds which arose in the preparation classes. Here is one: "Was God being a bit selfish by making the first commandment about Him?" Good to have lively theological questions in confirmation class!



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