Confirmation

‘You will receive the power of the Holy Spirit which will come on you. And then you will be my witnesses … to earth’s remotest end.’ (Acts 1: 8)

Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey when individuals affirm for themselves the faith into which they have been baptised, and their intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer, anointing with holy oil and laying on of hands by the bishop. Once someone has been confirmed, they are able to participate fully in Eucharistic worship by receiving consecrated bread and wine.

If you or your child are interested in being confirmed, please contact Canon Peter Seal to find out more. There are usually several weeks of preparation leading up to this special occasion. The confirmation service itself is led by a bishop; in this parish it usually takes place at some point in late spring or early summer.