Confirmation

Confirmation is traditionally thought to be the completion of the rite of Christian initiation. It takes place with the “laying on of hands” by the Bishop in response to the example of the Apostles laying their hands on disciples of Christ and praying for the gift of the Spirit.

 

The gifts of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation mark that point in our Christian life when we are prepared to make for ourselves the solemn profession of faith which others made for us at our baptism. 

Confirmation is a public profession of faith as such, young people should be of an age when they can ponder serious questions about God and the church. For many young people, an age between 11 and 14 often seems right. Others ask to be confirmed as adults, finding in the preparation and the solemn service a time to make a conscious response to God’s calling and gifts.

Preparing for Confirmation is an opportunity for questioning and learning. Expect to spend some time each week for six to eight weeks as preparation, in a small group or one-on-one.

If you like to be Confirmed, contact us on 020 8500 2970 or email frmichael@stfrancisbarkingside.org

ABOUT US

A parish church in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England. 

ADDRESS

St Francis of Assisi Church

144 Fencepiece Road

Barkingside

Essex

IG6 2LA

 

Email: contact@stfrancisbarkingside.org

Telephone: 020 8500 2970

Safeguarding Officer: Wendy Smith 

safeguarding@stfrancisbarkingside.org

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