Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptised and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship.
This 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 Jesus Christ.
Confirmation is suitable for people who may have been attending Church for a while and would like to explore their faith in a deeper way and then make a commitment publicly that they are taking the faith on for themselves.
Confirmation classes take place twice a year in the Spring and the Autumn and are usually small groups of up to ten adults. Teenage confirmation classes are also held separately once a year. The classes are informal and relaxed and focus on the distinctiveness of our journey in faith and how we can effectively live that out as adults.
Often people are worried that they’re too old or not holy enough to be confirmed but if it makes you feel better – the Vicar wasn’t confirmed until he was 21 and prepared an 82 year-old for confirmation a couple of years ago. You’re never too old and none of us are holy enough anyway….
To enquire about confirmation please contact the Vicar, The Revd Phillip Johnson