Confirmation is a sacrament that strengthens and deepens the grace received in baptism. It is a public declaration of faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to live a Christian life.

Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptized. If you were baptized at a christening 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.

Please contact the church office or email us for further details on confirmation at St Marks.

There is more information about confirmation on the Church of England website