So what is involved?
Confirmation involves your child in taking for themselves the promises of Baptism. I would therefore expect that during the period of the Confirmation classes that they will participate in the worshipping life of the Church.
Confirmation classes will be incorporated in our Youth Club Programme and will take place on Tuesday nights at 7:00. At a minimum, candidates will be expected to attend, and on occasion participate in, our Family Service on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
On other Sundays they may be asked to assist in delivery of our Sunday Special Programme and in welcoming people attending our Family Communion Service on the 4th Sunday of each month.
I appreciate that this does impact on busy family schedules but Confirmation, if it is to be more than just a ‘nice day out’, does represent an important step in your child’s coming of age in the life of the Church.
What is a Confirmation Service?
This service is administered by the Archbishop. He begins the service with the following declaration:
First of all Confirmation is a response of the young person. This is something that they must want to do themselves. Parents should talk this over with their son or daughter. As you can see, Confirmation is not a once off event; it represents a commitment to follow Christ and to serve him in daily life. It is about taking our place in the life of the Christian family.
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