Like all baptisms, the baptism of little Olivia Ann Balmer was unique as all children are unique.
But there was an added dimension to the service of baptism for the daughter of Chris and Lyndsey Balmer because Olivia was the fourth generation on her mum’s side of the family to be baptised in Magheragall Parish Church.
And every picture tells a story. In the photos we see Olivia’s great granny Nancy Harron, daughter of Henry and Emily Wilson who was baptised by the Rev Dundas (rector 1906 to 1940); Olivia’s granny Elizabeth Parker daughter of Nancy and Eddie Harron, who was baptised by Rev McCallin (rector 1940 to 1957); Olivia’s mummy Lyndsey, daughter of Elizabeth and Roy Parker, who was baptised by Canon Musgrave (rector 1964 to 1985). And finally little Olivia herself, baptised by the Rev Nicholas Dark, rector, on September 19 2010.