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Sea Baptisms for Cliff Park Community Church 

16th July 2019
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CPCC SEA BAPTISMS 07-2019BSunday was a special day for Cliff Park Community Church (CPCC) when two of its members were baptised in the sea. A large crowd from the church was there to support the event as well as many others watching from the nearby Jay Jays cafe as Sue Clitheroe and Tony Wells were briefly immersed in the water by Stuart Hanks and Tony Mallion with the minister, the Rev Mike Simm, leading the short service and joining the two in the sea. A joyous 'Hallelujah' rang out as they emerged from the water. The sea conditions were good and the light rain held off until the end of the beach service

Back at the church - which meets in Cliff Park Junior School - both Sue and Tony explained to the congregation how their growing Christian faith made them want to make this very public commitment
 
Sue said she had been a churchgoer for much of her life but it was only more recently, thanks to the encouragement of her friend at work, Gina Wilding from Cliff Park, that she had joined CPCC and her commitment to Jesus had grown 
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Tony Wells recounted how he had made a commitment as a teenager at a Crusader holiday at St Ives but had drifted away for many years. But a crisis, when it was discovered at the last minute that a big party his six year old daughter had been double booked at a local hall, led to him praying for the first time in years. An eleventh hour substitute venue at a local church was found and this answer to prayer began his journey back to real faith
 
Cliff Park Church is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary year. It was set up by St Andrew's Parish and Gorleston Baptist Churches opening in December 1999

In keeping with the traditions of both its denominations full immersion baptism and confirmation are practised. The Bishop of Thetford will be visiting the church on September 15th to conduct a confirmation service
 



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