What is Confirmation?
An Affirmation of Faith
Confirmation offers those who have been baptised as children the opportunity to affirm the Christian faith for
- It is a public declaration of faith
It is an outward and visible sign of an inner decision to accept God’s grace, be forgiven and walk with
Bishop Peter of Basingstoke officiating at a confirmation
Belonging to the Church
At confirmation we acknowledge that as Christians, we join the Church and journey together.
It is about becoming a Church member, which allows you to fully participate in Communion services &
the life of the Church
The congregation promise to support you going forward on your Christian journey
What's the Laying on of the Hands?
This is when the Bishop conducting the service places his hands on your head as he prays for you to be filled
with the Holy Spirit.
Why get Confirmed?
- To publicly affirm your faith and gain the Church's support and prayers
- To be filled afresh with the Holy Spirit & to grow in faith
- To put a stake in the ground, a marker on your spiritual journey
- To step out in faith and be blessed!
Who can get Confirmed?
Confirmation is open to:
- All adults
- Children in school year 6 and above
If you have not been baptised as a baby, you will need to be
baptised before becoming confirmed. This usually happens at a separate
Anyone wishing to be confirmed will need to prepare by attending either an
Alpha or Youth Alpha course. Alpha runs up
to 3 times a year, either in the morning or evening. Youth Alpha is run as needed at a time that best suits
When are Confirmation Services held?
They are arranged after an Alpha course has finished on a date when the
Bishop is available. The service itself may take place at St Mary's Church, St Peter's Church, Yateley, or St
Barnabas Church, Darby Green.
For further information or if you would like to be confirmed, please contact: