On Friday 17th October 2008 the Bishop of Shrewsbury Diocese, Bishop Brian Noble, came to St. Joseph's Parish for the confirmation of 31 young people from the parishes of St. Michael & All Angels and St. Joseph. Concelebrants at the mass with the Bishop were Fr. Nicholas Kern and Fr. Simon O'Connor assisted by Deacons Gerard Boyle, Pat Regan and Les Arch. Mass started at 7pm with a procession of the candidates carrying candles in glasses on which they had decorated their chosen confirmation names. They carried the light of Christ to the sanctuary which was first held for them by their parents and godparents, reflecting the faith in which they were to be confirmed. After the sacrament of Confirmation and Mass everyone gathered in the parish centre for a magnificent buffet prepared by a willing group of parishioners under the guiding hands of Cathy Rigg and Toni Abakhan.