Confirmation is another sacrament or holy moment in the life of the church. It is a public declaration that you renew your commitment as a follower of Jesus.
The bishop presides at services of Confirmation. He or she lays hands upon the candidate and prays for God’s grace to uphold the candidate in the life, faith and mission of the church.
For people who were baptised as infants or young children, being confirmed means that you accept for yourself the promises made for you at your baptism by your parents and sponsors/godparents. In this sense, it is similar to the renewal of baptismal vows.
Preparation for Confirmation is a time set apart for intentional formation in our faith. We take a close look at the history, thinking and beliefs of our Anglican faith. Reading the Bible, discussing faith questions and discerning where you are in your faith journey are part of the process. This is sometimes called “catechesis”.
Similar preparation is also suitable for those who wish to renew their baptismal vows, be received into the Anglican Communion, or for adults who wish to be baptised. Please be in touch with our priest to discuss this further.