On Easter Saturday evening (April 16) Kazem Khodamoradi, a member of the St Mark’s congregation, was formally welcomed into the church when he was baptised and confirmed at a beautiful and uplifting service at Guildford Cathedral.
Kazem was baptised by Bishop Andrew, Bishop of Guildford, and confirmed by Bishop Jo, Bishop of Dorking.
Kazem comes from Iran but was no longer safe in his homeland when he converted to Christianity so he fled and made his way to Britain. He currently lives in Hale and started attending St Mark’s towards the end of last year.
Pictured after the service are: Lesley Shatwell, Kazem Khodamoradi, Bob Shatwell, Alan Crawley, Jacquie Munroe, Jenny Bull, Stella Wiseman, Lesley Crawley and Bishop Jo.