Confirmation

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It is important to recognise publicly a growth in your maturity as a committed Christian, and to witness to your faith, and for that to be affirmed.  Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey where those who have been baptised either as an adult or as a child make a firm commitment to Christian discipleship.  Through prayer and the laying on of hands, the Church also asks God to give those being confirmed power, through the Holy Spirit, to live the life of discipleship.

In the service the bishop (in the Church of England) or Minister (in the Methodist Church) lays his/her hands on your head and says 'Lord, confirm [strengthen] your servant (your name) by your Holy Spirit that she/he may continue yours for ever.' At St Giles, candidates have the opportunity to be confirmed by the bishop or by the minister or by both in the same service.

Confirmations take place yearly and there are classes in advance of this to prepare candidates.  Details of dates will be published in our website calendar.  Anyone wishing to be confirmed should contact the Ministry Team.

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