What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptised. If you were baptised at a christening when you were a child, your parents and godparents made these promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may be ready to affirm these promises for yourself and commit your life to following Jesus Christ. At a confirmation service, you make these promises for yourself. Your friends and family as well as the local Christian community will be there to promise to support and pray for you.

The local bishop will lay their hands on your head and ask God’s Holy Spirit to give you the strength and commitment to live God’s way for the rest of your life. Confirmation can be an important part of a lifetime journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Year 6 pupils in St Thomas's are given the opportunity to be confirmed in St Thomas' church. They attend confirmation lessons in the school, held by Adam and Vicar Michael.


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