Loftus Chorister is Baptised during a School Assembly!

Toby Found, current chorister of the term in Saint Leonard’s Parish Church Choir in Loftus, and Head Boy of Whitecliffe Primary Academy in Carlin How, was baptised by Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus, Carlin How and Skinningrove, during a very special school assembly on Friday 30th June 2017.

This unique school assembly was held at Whitecliffe Primary Academy in Carlin How at the request of Toby himself and went ahead with the kind permission of the Head Teacher Mrs Sara McCallum.

Father Adam said, “When Toby asked to be baptised, he told me that he wanted to share this very special occasion with all of friends as well as with his family.  When thinking about it, it became clear that the best way to allow all of Toby’s friends to attend his baptism was to hold the service in school! Mrs McCallum was fully supportive of the idea and the baptism took place during the weekly Friday Assembly, with the whole school and members of the wider community in attendance!  We were also joined by members of Toby’s family and of the church community for this very special and unique occasion.  This is the first time I have conducted a baptism during a school assembly and I wish to thank everyone at Whitecliffe for making this day such a special occasion for Toby.”

Everyone at Loftus Parish now wishes Toby well as he now prepares for his Confirmation by the Bishop in September.