Confirmation is the laying on of hands by the bishop with prayers for the gift of the Holy Spirit for mission and ministry. It is a time when baptised persons confirm the promises made on their behalf in infant baptism and take on adult responsibility for their Christian life.
In the past, confirmation occurred in the teenage years and allowed those confirmed to participate in Holy Communion. With the admission of children to Holy Communion at an earlier age, confirmation may occur later.
St John’s schedules a Service of Confirmation each year, and often twice in the year, pending availability of the Bishop.
Expressions of interest can be taken at any time by the parish office.
Candidates must have been baptised, or may be baptised and confirmed at the same time.
Although the majority of confirmees are aged 12-16 years, adults also are welcomed.
Preparation is conducted at the church for at least six weeks, usually after the Sunday 9.30am service.