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.
Confirmation has traditionally been for teenagers, and this is still a great way to show that the faith of your childhood is now your own. However, today it is equally common for adults to wish to affirm their faith through confirmation and we welcome those of all ages.
Every year we have adults who find a real faith in Jesus Christ and are confirmed, and often baptised if they were not christened as a child, or they affirm the baptism vows made for them as a baby. This can included full immersion in water if that is what the candidate would like.
We offer a short preparation course for those wanting to be confirmed, where we explore such questions as who is God, is the Bible true, how can I have faith, why should I pray. This is a great way to explore your faith with others who are thinking about confirmation and is a safe place to ask any questions you have about God, Jesus and the journey of faith.
You can find out more about Confirmation on the Church of England website. If you are interested, speak to one of the clergy.