Confirmation is the moment when a person seeks to deepen their commitment to follow Jesus in their own life of discipleship. Young people, of high school age, are prepared annually to make this step, but adults are also welcome to be confirmed at any stage in their faith journey. If the candidate has not already been baptised, this usually happens in the same service.
The preparation involves engaging in questions and discussions over several weeks and aims to be informative and fun. A Bishop leads the service and does the Confirmation.
Receiving Holy Communion
In the past, receiving Holy Communion (the bread and/or wine) in Church was reserved for those who had been confirmed. Recently, it has become normal for younger baptised children to receive Communion too. Sometimes there is special preparation for this or it can simply be agreed with the priest. Baptised adults are always welcome to receive Holy Communion at our services.
For more information, please ask one of our Vicars:
” Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptised by him. John would have prevented him, saying, ‘I need to be baptised by you, and do you come to me?’ But Jesus replied, ‘Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.’ Then he consented. And when Jesus had been baptised, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw God’s Spirit descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from the heavens said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.’ “(Matthew 3: 13-17)