Confirmation 2013

The Rt Revd Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney, baptised and confirmed candidates at St Mary's last Sunday.

In a very full service, we heard moving testimony about the way that God has encouraged and strengthened people in their faith.

The Bishop also commissioned our Youth and Children's Minister, Tim Broadbent, in a new phase of ministry following his recent completion of a children's spirituality course at the Diocese of London.

See more pictures taken at the service on our Facebook page.

It's encouraging that people from all backgrounds and of all ages are finding faith together. If you've been baptised and are serious about your Christian faith, being confirmed is the natural and appropriate thing to do.

In the Bible, we find that those who have been baptised and seek to follow Jesus Christ receive the prayers of the Church and the laying on of hands. Representing the wider church beyond a particular congregation, the bishop prays the prayer of confirmation personally for each candidate.

In the Church of England, those who receive Holy Communion have normally been confirmed, or 'desirous of being confirmed'. We also encourage those who are visiting us from another church where they usually receive the sacrament of Holy Communion to do so with us.

For full information about confirmation, download our introductory leaflet.