Diocese of Carlisle


Thinking about Confirmation?

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.

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.

Useful Resources

You can find out much more about Confirmation by referring to the dedicated resources on the Church of England website.

A great place to start when you are exploring confirmation is at your local church. Those who want to take it further will be invited onto a confirmation course, which is a really great way to explore your faith and your relationship with God and Jesus.