Congratulations on wanting to explore confirmation with St Matthew's. Confirmation can be an important part of a lifetime journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ.
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 and you receive the gift of the Holy Spirit to help you in your joruney. Your friends and family as well as the local Christian community will be there to promise to support and pray for you. Our Diocesan bishop, or another bishop appointed by him for the service, 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.
We run confirmations classes for those aged 14 and over every year. You can sign up from May to August using this website. Classes begin in September and run weekly. This is a good way to explore your faith with others who are also thinking about confirmation and is a safe place to ask any questions you have about God, Jesus and the journey of faith. Confirmations usually take place around June.
If you would like to sign up for the confirmation preparation group, fill in the form below.