Vicar goes the extra mile for christening

By a County Press reporter

Sunday, August 3, 2014

 

Vicar goes the extra mile for christening

The family and godparents after the christening, Ann Smout, Emily Bagg, Richard Smout, baby Lydia, the Bishop of Portsmouth, the Rev Marcus Bagg and Katie Smith.

A christening with a special touch made it a memorable day for the Bagg family at the weekend.

The Bishop of Portsmouth, the Rt Rev Christopher Foster, baptised Lydia, the baby daughter of Carisbrooke vicar the Rev Marcus Bagg and his wife, Emily, at the tiny chapel of St Nicholas in Castro, at Carisbrooke Castle.

As if having the bishop to perform the ceremony wasn’t enough, Lydia Hope Abigail Bagg was christened using water from the castle’s well, collected by her father.

This was followed by a celebratory service at St Mary’s Church, which was enjoyed by the joint congregations of both Gatcombe and Carisbrooke churches and was led by the Ven Peter Sutton, the Island’s Archdeacon.

The happy day was rounded off with a cream tea in the parish hall.

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