The service of Confirmation is traditionally associated with the entrance for people to receive Holy Communion. It is very much more than that. Confirmation is a public recognition that someone has chosen to live their life as a Christian. (a follower of Christ)
Confirmation is for those who have already been baptised – sometimes a confirmation service begins with people being baptised. In the confirmation service, the Bishop anoints you with oil and prays that God pours his spirit and blessing upon you. The service is a very special moment in the life of a Christian, as it mirrors the prayers of the first Christian leaders, who prayed for new followers of Jesus that they too would receive God’s Holy Spirit in their lives.
Confirmation is important for those who were Baptised as an infant, as it allows a person to echo for themselves the declaration of faith that was made on their behalf by their parents and Godparents.
Our most recent confirmation was on Wednesday 18th November 2015 during an evening service, when Bishop John Wraw came to Christ Church to confirm 15 candidates. A photo from the service:
If you would like to find out more about being confirmed yourself, please complete the contact form below so that we can arrange a meeting for you with our Vicar.