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Messea Baptism

When teenager Keiran Wooldridge decided to be baptised, he decided to do it in style.

And so it was that on Sunday (July 28th) he and two other members of the congregation at St Mary’s Church, Kidwelly, took the plunge with a full-immersion ceremony in the sea off nearby Ferryside.

Keiran – who attends Messy Church in Kidwelly – was joined by local councillor Gary Beer and friend James Murphy in the service conducted by priest-in-charge Revd Trevor Copeland.

“Kieran was adamant he wanted full immersion and the others decided to join him, Trevor said, “so we looked around for local lakes and rivers but he was determined that it should take place in the sea. It was a first for all of us and a wonderful occasion.”

A large crowd of church members, family, friends and passers by joined in the service which started on the beach and ended in the Yacht Club a few yards away, followed by a buffet receptin prepared by church members.