Confirmation marks the point in your life when you affirm for yourself the Christian faith into which you have been baptised and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. Your own affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Christ.

The Confirmation service itself is always led by a bishop. It usually takes place towards the end of November held in one of our parish’s two churches or at a church in a neighbouring parish.

Preparing for Confirmation

It is important that you are prepared for confirmation and the parish offers two types of class: one for adults and one for younger teenagers. These run during the autumn and cover topics such as: Who is Jesus? Prayer and Sacred Space; The Bible; The Creeds and Living as a Christian.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about confirmation, please talk to one of the clergy or to a churchwarden; there will also be brochures in each church about the year’s classes from the preceding June onwards. You can also click on this link to the Church of England’s website