Blessed with a little Grace

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The sea at Sandsend in September isn’t always the warmest place, but for one Whitby girl it represented her being welcomed into a new family.

Grace Hankin was baptised into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints into a ceremony that took place on September 21, which happened to be her eighth birthday.

Baptism in the Mormon faith is done by complete immersion in water, but with Grace’s usual chapel in Scarborough unavailable on her birthday, she instead chose to have the ceremony at Sandsend.

The Church of Latter-Day Saints has a regular meeting every Sunday at 10am at Sneaton Castle.