Confirmation is the moment when an individual takes the vows of baptism for themselves.
The Bishop of Edmonton, The Rt Revd Rob Wickham, will be coming to All Saints Church on the 23rd April at 10am to baptise, confirm, and receive candidates into the communion of the Church of England.
Adults: If you are interested in taking the next step of your Christian journey, please complete the application form (or ask Fr Robin for a paper copy) by 5th February 2023 and we will be in touch with more details. Adult confirmation classes take place one evening a week during term-time starting the week commencing 20 February. For more details please speak to Fr Robin.
Children: If your child would be interested in being confirmed, complete the application form (or ask Fr Robin for a paper copy) by the 5th February so that they can register for Confirmation preparation classes.
Frequently Asked Question
Q1. I have never been baptised, can I be confirmed?
A1. Yes – as part of the service on the 23rd April Bishop Rob will baptise those who haven’t yet been baptised as a part of the service.
Q2. I was baptised in the Church of England but have not been confirmed, can I be confirmed?
A2. If you are 10 years old or more and would like to take the next step in your journey of faith, confirmation might be the right thing for you. The best thing to do is attend the preparations classes as you discern if you would like to be confirmed.
Q3. I’m not sure if I want to be confirmed, can I attend the preparation course?
A3. Yes. Completing the application form and attending the course doesn’t commit you to being confirmed. You might decide not to be confirmed, in which case you have taken an important step in considering your faith. It also doesn’t mean you couldn’t decide to be confirmed at some point in the future.
Q4. I was baptised as a child in another Christian Church (e.g. Methodist, United Reformed, Roman Catholic), in on of the historic free churches (Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed) or in a protestant Church overseas (Presbyterian, Lutheran, Reformed, etc) can I be confirmed in the Church of England?
A4. Yes – baptism in other churches, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, is recognised in the Church of England. If you believe your future lies in the Church of England then Confirmation is for you.
Q5. I was baptised and chrismated in the Orthodox Church, or baptised and confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church but now consider myself to be a member of the Church of England should I be confirmed?
A5. No – your confirmation is recognised by the Church of England and, for example, you are welcome to receive communion in the Church of England, but you might want to be formally received into the Church of England, which would take place at the same time as others are being confirmed.
Q6. I was dedicated as a baby in a Baptist or other church, but not baptised, can I be confirmed?
A6. Yes – as part of the service on the 23rd April Bishop Rob will baptise those who haven’t yet been baptised as a part of the service.
Q7. I have been baptised and confirmed in the Church of England or another Anglican Church, but it was a long time ago and I’ve come back to the church, can I be confirmed again?
A7. No – your baptism and confirmation are once and for all time. The confirmation course acts as a good refresher course though so if you would like to attend speak to Fr Robin. But, if you would like to reaffirm the promises made at your baptism and confirmation this can easily be arranged.