What is confirmation?
Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptised. If you were baptised when you were a child, your parents and godparents made these promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may be ready to affirm these promises for yourself and commit your life to following Jesus Christ. At a confirmation service, you make these promises for yourself. Your friends and family as well as the local Christian community will be there to promise to support and pray for you.
The local Bishop will lay their hands on your head and ask God’s Holy Spirit to give you the strength and commitment to live God’s way for the rest of your life.
What is confirmation at St Lawrence's?
Some people come to St Lawrence's having drifted away from church as a child; some have come from other church traditions; some have been part of one church or another and never made their first communion; some have been part of the church but never actually got around to making a commitment; whatever reasons, many more than here, you may choose to take the next step in your faith.
Confirmation classes at St Lawrence's occur in a small group of between six and a dozen, They are an opportunity to hear the Christian faith laid out, and then open discussion. These sessions are "no holds barred" and "no strings attached", you can ask any questions you like. and you are not expected to do anything at the end.
If you are interested in getting confirmed please contact Fr John.