Confirmation is a milestone on our journey of faith. It is for those who want to say ‘Yes’ to everything that happened at baptism and make a public commitment to God and declare their faith. Especially if you were baptised as an infant or have returned to church after time away, then confirmation is an especially good way to mark the importance of your faith. During the service, the Bishop lays hands on the head of the candidate and asks for the Holy Spirit to strengthen and guide them.
Confirmations happen several times throughout the year and we will usually ask you to join a short course with others to prepare for this. Look at this website for more information. But the first step is to contact one of the clergy and we will help you organise the service.
Do I need to be baptised?
Yes, but anyone can be baptised at any age. Normally we will help adults prepare by doing a short baptism course with them. If you don't know whether you are baptised we will try to help you find out.
I want to take Communion – do I have to be confirmed?
Anyone baptised in a Christian denomination is welcome to receive communion. If you were baptised as a child we usually recommend being confirmed before you take communion, but if you are unsure speak with the clergy about it we can help you.
Do I have to be confirmed at all?
If you have been baptised then, along with Communion, you have already taken part in the most important of Christian ceremonies. But, as following Jesus means our faith never stops developing, if you are starting to take your faith more seriously we would encourage you to consider taking this next step.