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.
Confirmation at Pathway Church
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.
If you’d like to discuss confirmation further, then please get in contact with the ministry team via firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01733 205 337 so that we can meet you for a coffee (or whatever you fancy!)
Please read on for more information about preparing for Confirmation in our church community.
The Church of England website has some great FAQs for Confirmation, which might be a good basis for a conversation between you and the minister.
Adults preparing for Confirmation
At Pathway Church we encourage adults preparing for Confirmation to do so through our Alpha Series, which run at different times throughout the year. Alpha takes place over several sessions. At the sessions, adults who want to know more about the Christian faith, life and meaning gather for a meal, videos, and discussion. If you’re unable to attend an upcoming Alpha that does not mean you cannot be confirmed. Instead, one-to-one preparation with one of the ministers is another option, with a few meetings over coffee chatting about the Christian faith. Attending Alpha is preferable as it allows for you, and others, to share the journey together as members of the church family.
Young people preparing for Confirmation
Young people in our church family can speak with the Rector or the Pioneer Minister about confirmation when they are ready, and we'll work out together the best way to prepare them for the service and the promises they'll make. Most recently we did this by using a bespoke Youth Alpha course.