Congratulations on wanting to explore confirmation. It is important to see confirmation as a part of your journey in faith in Christ and not in isolation.

Prior to confirmation, you will be invited to attend a Confirmation Course. 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.

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation marks the point in your Christian journey where you wish to affirm for yourself the faith into which you were baptized, and your intention to live a life of committed Christian discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.

What happens at the Confirmation service?

The Confirmation service is led by the bishop, and will either take place during the main Sunday service at St Michael’s or at a special service elsewhere, such as Southwell Minster or another local church within the deanery.

There will be a rehearsal before the confirmation service so that you understand everything that will happen during the service. The minister will make sure you know where to sit and when you need to move to the front. Some parts of the service will be for the whole congregation to join in, while others will be for just you and the other confirmation candidates.

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