The sacrament of Confirmation completes the work of God’s Spirit that began at our baptism. During this special service the Bishop asks each candidate to ‘confirm’ with their own heart and lips the promises made by their parents and godparents when they were baptised. Each candidate then receives the laying on of hands and is anointed with the Oil of Chrism.
The Bishop of Richborough comes twice a year to confirm and each service is preceded by a short course of preparation run by the Vicar or the LLM. Details of these course are included in the weekly bulletin but if you are interested in finding out more then please email the Parish Administrator.
It is customary for a confirmation course to be offered at our Church Junior School. This is offered to children in Year 5 and runs after school for an hour. Details of how to be part of this course are circulated via the school newsletter and many children choose to be confirmed and go on to play a significant role in the worshipping life of the school and the Parish Church.