The Anthony Pantin Centre for Peace Chapel, Beetham Gardens, celebrated a historic moment on Saturday July 7 with the baptism of five children from Sea Lots.
Deborah de Rosia of Eternal Light Community had informed Fr Martin Sirju, Administrator of the Cathedral, of the children whose parents and godparents had been suitably prepared. The baptism was to take place at the Cathedral but Fr Sirju suggested that the baptism be done at the chapel as it would be a golden opportunity to catechise. ‘Sister Debbie’ readily agreed.
Fr Sirju, however, was worried about Sea Lot families crossing turf to enter Beetham for the baptism. The last thing he wanted was tension or danger. This was resolved after consultations with relevant persons and preparations immediately began.