Special christening ceremony in Carlton

Children andd staff at Granby House Nursery were at St John the Evangelist Church, Carlton-in-Lindrick on Tuesday for the Baptism of Carly and Granby Bear the nursery transition bears. Children and Youth Minister Vicki Richards conducted the service
Children andd staff at Granby House Nursery were at St John the Evangelist Church, Carlton-in-Lindrick on Tuesday for the Baptism of Carly and Granby Bear the nursery transition bears. Children and Youth Minister Vicki Richards conducted the service

Children and staff at Granby House Nursery enjoyed a special day in Carlton for the christening of nursery transition bears Carly and Granby.

Vicki Richards, children and youth minister, conducted the service at St John the Evangelist Church last month.

Nursery manager Jacqui Hannaby said the idea came about after one of the children attended a christening.

“They wanted to know if Carly and Granby had been christened. We got in touch with the local church and Vicki very kindly agreed to conduct a service for the bears,” she said.

“It was a lovely event, the children were really well behaved and Vicki was very accommodating to us all.”

“Carly and Granby are the nursery’s transition bears - they go everywhere with the children and teach them responsibility for looking after things and sharing.”