Confirmation takes place when a person feels ready to confirm for themselves the baptism promises that were made by their parents and Godparents – often when they were infants.
At Confirmation, the Bishop lays his hands upon the head of the person being confirmed. In this, God’s special Grace to help and assist us in keeping our baptismal promises throughout the rest of our lives is confirmed.
Those who wish to be confirmed are prepared over a period of weeks before and after the confirmation service. To talk about confirmation, please contact Fr Chris Atkinson who will arrange to meet and discuss this with you.
There will be a Confirmation Service here in the Abbey Church on Sunday 26 November at 10am where Bishop Nicholas of Grantham will preside. In addition to the candidates to be confirmed from our schools, if there are any adults who wish to be confirmed at this service, would you please contact Fr Chris(01778 422412) or Fr Peter (01778 423730) so that preparation classes can be arranged.
Q. How old do I need to be to get Confirmed?
A. There is a minimum required of needing to be rising 10 years – and there is no maximum!
Q. Will I receive preparation to receive Holy Communion before I am baptised?
A. Yes, the preparation involves a rehearsal – at which you are taught what to do