Diocese of Portsmouth

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Confirmation in the Church of England

Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptised and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship.

This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the ways of Jesus.

Find out more about Confirmation on the Church of England website.

If you are interested, speak to your local church and they will invite you to attend a confirmation course. 

This is a great way to explore your faith with others who are thinking about confirmation and is a safe place to ask any questions you have about God, Jesus and the journey of faith.

Upcoming confirmation dates

Because of the coronavirus situation, various confirmation services have had to be cancelled in 2020. The bishop is liaising with individual parish churches to work out when it will be safe to hold small confirmation services during the autumn.