What is confirmation?
This is an important service where a person marks their Christian faith by stating publicly the faith into which they have been baptised, and declaring their intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This is confirmed by prayer and the Bishop laying hands on you. The Church also prays for God to give you power through the Holy Spirit, to help you as you follow Jesus.
Who is confirmation for?
Anybody who has been Baptised (even if you have been Baptised in another church, or another denomination). There is no upper age limit for confirmation. Usually, the youngest a person would be confirmed in the Church of England, is as a teenager.
What if I have not been Baptised?
We can easily arrange for the Baptism to take place as part of the Confirmation service.
What if I have been confirmed before, but I want to mark the stage I have reached in my walk with God?
If you have already been confirmed in the Church of England, or in another denomination, then we may be able to arrange for the Bishop to ‘receive’ you on 1st May: please talk to Tina Upton about this.
How do we go about arranging it?
There will be preparation classes held in the lead up to the confirmation service separately for adults and teenagers, so if you are interested, please let us know soon (at least before the beginning of March).