What is Confirmation?

Confirmation provides young people and adults with the opportunity to affirm for themselves the vows made on their behalf by their parents and godparents at their Baptism.

In the Church of England tradition, confirmation is normally the way to regular participation in Holy Communion. In the Savernake Team, we warmly welcome young people and adults for Confirmation

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptized. If you were baptized 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.

These services are wonderful occasions, giving candidates a renewed sense of faith and commitment.

How do I find out more?

If you would like to find out more, please mention it to the Team Vicar responsible for the parish in which you live.

To identify your local Team Vicar, visit the About Us area of this website.

What Happens then?

You will be invited to attend Confirmation Classes in preparation. These classes run at certain times in the year within the Savernake Team.

Where can I find out more on-line?

Visit this website: https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/confirmation

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