Confirmation is a rite of passage practised by several Christian denominations. The word means strengthening or deepening one’s relationship with God. It is a sign of full membership to the Christian community.
In the Anglican Church, it is regarded as marking the point in the Christian journey at which the participation in the life of God’s people inaugurated at baptism is confirmed by the bishop by the laying on of hands. Those who have been baptised affirm for themselves the faith into which they have been baptised and their intention to live a life of responsible and committed discipleship. The laying on of hands is an outward sign of the inward grace of God’s Spirit coming upon them, to equip them to be His servants in the world.
In keeping with the practice of many Anglican churches, this Chaplaincy accepts children to come to Confirmation slightly younger (11 or older) than the usual Lutheran age of 14 if they so wish.
Please get in touch with the Chaplain for further information.
Further information about confirmation can also be found on the
Church of England website.