Receiving the Holy Spirit
Confirmation as a word signifies the confirming of what we have already received in baptism; namely the coming of the Holy Spirit upon us. During the service, the presiding Bishop says:
‘Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.’
Preparing for Confirmation
Candidates make a mature and free decision in consultation with their parents to pursue the church's confirmation programme.
The programme usually starts at the beginning of the calendar year. Please check the parish newsletter for notices about registration events. The confirmation ceremony normally occurs towards the end of June or beginning of July.