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At Confirmation, the Bishop lays his hands on, and anoints with oil, those who have been Baptised, so that they may be strengthened (confirmed) in their Christian life by the gift of the Holy Spirit.
At All Saints, adults who wish to be Baptised are encouraged to be Confirmed as well. This is usually performed by the Bishop at a single service.
The last Confirmation service was held on 1st October 2017, there is normally one Confirmation service each year.
Who can be Confirmed?
Anyone over the age of eleven, who has been Baptised or wishes to be Baptised, and who has been prepared for Confirmation in their local church can be confirmed. At All Saints, we have a history of confirming more adults than children. This is because we find that many people come back to the church in later life due to bereavement or another life change or due to a crisis of faith and want to explore their faith as an adult and make a commitment that they may not have been ready or willing to make earlier on in their lives.
How can I be prepared for Confirmation?
Most years we will offer a course of preparation (6-8 sessions long) for both adults and young people.
During this time you might decide that you are not yet ready for this step, and so joining a preparation group does not imply a final commitment.
How can I find out more?
Contact the Vicar Rev Rosamund Seal on 01406 424989 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery of Images from the 2017 Service
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