More information on Confirmation in our Churches

Confirmation is the second stage of Christian Initiation; it completes the action of God begun in baptism. In our parish, confirmation is generally administered by the Bishop at any time after the age of eight years. Of course, as with baptism, it can be administered at any age, but may only be administered once to each person. A short course on the main teachings of the Christian faith will be taken before confirmation.

Confirmation is the ‘ordination’ of the candidate into the ‘order’ of the laity, the laos, or ‘people of God’.

Once confirmed, the Christian takes his or her full place within the worshipping life of the Church. The main part of this is to receive Holy Communion, which is the spiritual food given to us by God for our life’s journey towards him.

Read more about Confirmation on the Church of England website.