Girl Bishop Ophelia Wells greeting visitors to the St. Nick Fayre

Girl Bishop Ophelia Wells greeting visitors to the St. Nick Fayre

Photos: St. John's Church

Church of St. John the Evangelist

Forton, Gosport, Hampshire, England

Child Bishop

The Forton Child Bishop was in office from 6 to 28 December. She took part in services, preached some sermons, greeting folks at the St. Nick Fayre, and with other children, planned the service for Holy Innocents Day, December 28. During this time children rang the church bells.
Girl Bishop Ophelia Wells greeting visitors to the St. Nick Fayre
After investiture
Visiting the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth to declare he would not have jurisdiction at St. John's from 6-28 December
In procession
The Girl Bishop delivering sermon, during Advent
Bishop Ophelia and the Vicar made cookies for the St. Nick Fayre