The Diocese of Kurunagala witnessed a series of confirmation services and pastoral visits by the Right Reverend Nishantha Fernando, the esteemed Bishop of the Diocese, in early September.
On the 10th of September 2023, the beautiful St. Andrew's Church in Polgahawela hosted a confirmation service that saw the active involvement of Bishop Nishantha Fernando. The Reverend Sarath Laksiri Peiris, the dedicated priest-in-charge of the church, also participated in this memorable occasion. Notably, this year, the St. Andrew's Church in Polgahawela celebrates its 89th anniversary since its consecration in 1934.
A week later, on the 17th of September, a similar confirmation service took place at St. Andrew's Church in the idyllic setting of Galaboda. Reverend Issac Donald Dunstan, the devoted priest in charge of the Galaboda church, joined forces with Bishop Nishantha Fernando to lead the confirmation service.
Simultaneously on that very day, Bishop Fernando made his way to All Saints' Church in Blackwater, Ginigathhena, where he was greeted with open arms by Reverend John Hariraj Swamidoss and the parish community.
The confirmation services held during these visits were particularly special, as several new members received the Holy Eucharist, reaffirming their faith and commitment to the church.