Is it the right time for you to be confirmed?
Do you feel that God is inviting you to be confirmed? Whether you have only just started coming to church, or have been coming for a longer time, you can take this step in publicly pledging your life to God. In September Bishop David will be confirming adults and young people aged 11 or over during a morning service at St Margaret’s. There will be preparation sessions in June/July arranged at a mutually convenient time. If you are not sure, come along and find out more.
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 in the company of both our congregations and the worldwide Anglican family. At a confirmation service, you make these promises for yourself. Your friends and family as well as our church community will be there to promise to support and pray for you.
Bishop David will lay his hand 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.
But I haven’t been baptized!
You do have to be baptized before you can be confirmed, but there are often people who are baptized and confirmed as part of the same commitment.
What do I do next?
Speak to Rev Deborah or Rev Sue if you would like to talk it through or discuss dates.