Confirmation is a celebration of the next stage in our journey of Faith. It is a time when we ourselves can re-confirm the promises to follow Christ in our lives that were made at our Baptism.
Where do I start?
- The first step is to have a conversation with you Vicar who will explain the process in more detail.
- You will meet with other candidates for preparation in the months prior to the Confirmation Service, to explore what the Christian faith means in our daily life and how it is expressed in the worship of the Church.
- Confirmation Services are led by one of our Bishops and are usually held annually taking place in a church in the Deanery.
Are there any age limits?
- Candidates can be of any age but are usually from secondary school age and upwards.
Is Confirmation linked to receiving Communion in church?
What does the Church of England say about Baptism and Confirmation?
- Confirmation is often the point where Holy Communion is first taken. If you have already been receiving Communion, it is the moment when the whole community of faith can celebrate with you your renewed commitment to Christ and His Church.
- The Church of England has approved the admission of young people to receive Communion before Confirmation. The Team parishes are now exploring this.