We become Christians and members of the Church at our Baptism. Confirmation is a continuation and unfolding of its meaning, as we reaffirm our Baptismal promises and say 'yes' to God. Confirmed Christians are then able to share in Holy Communion
Candidates are prepared for Confirmation through instruction on courses specifically tailored either for youngsters (usually aged between 11 and 15 years) or adults. At St Michael's our annual Confirmation service usually takes place in late January or early February (date for 2015 to be arranged) and preparation classes run weekly from October until just prior to the Confirmation date with a break over the Christmas holiday. Adult classes are usually arranged for a weekday evening and youngsters' classes take place during Sunday morning Mass
For information about adult confirmation please speak to our Curate Mother Melanie Marshall or the Parish Office. If you would like more information about confirmation for your child please contact Mother Melanie or Charlotte Ramsay via the Parish Office. Classes for confirmation in 2015 will commence in Autumn 2014.
Classes commenced in early November in preparation for the Confirmation Service on Sunday February 9th 2014 which was conducted by Rt Revd Paul Williams, Bishop of Kensington. The following were confirmed: Adults: Claire Barrell, Dominic Davenport, Amanda Garnett, Lindsay Howard and Matt Selby. Children: Alexa de Cruz, Freddie Maud, Liberty Selby, Jamie White and Phoebe White.
Pictured below are the candidates from 2013 with Rt Reverend Paul Williams, Bishop of Kensington. Sam Moon, Kristian Mower, Holly Pearce, Finlay Whiteway, Jamie Ingram, Helen Cooper, Kate Vick, Alex Faust, Philip Stafford, Giles Bentley, Pat Norman, Jim Russell, Jane McCabe, Susanna Rist and Gareth Davies
Confirmation 2013 was held on Sunday February 10th 2013 at which ten adults and four young people were confirmed, and one was received into the Church of England, by the Rt. Reverend Paul Williams, Bishop of KensingtonThey are pictured above - we welcomed two of the candidates from St Mary the Boltons with their vicar, Revd. Ginny Thomas. The Bishop is photographed (above right) signing Confirmation certificates and the candidates are shown (below) after presentation of their candles, lit from the Paschal candle, before processing out at the end of the service
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Five adults and four young people were confirmed at a Choral Mass on Sunday 5th February by Rt Revd Edward Holland, Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London: The candidates were:
Joseph Cherry, Thomas Drake, Adele Francois, Imogen Hancock, Johanna Ingram, Nicola Kay, Lorna Ko, Thomas Miller, and Louis Ryan
See photo gallery (pictures by David Beresford)
On Sunday 13th February 2011 at 10am the Rt Revd Michael Marshall (right), Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London, confirmed 6 young people and 4 adults during a Choral Mass at St Michael and All Angels following which they received their first communion.
Alicia Abu Jaber, Abigail Anding, Pierre-Luc Coutin, Ian Flatman, Joshua Hudnott, Maximilian Omlie, Hannah Ryan, Blu Selby, Blanche Wade and Andrea Winckworth.
On Sunday February 7th 2010, at 10am, the Rt Revd Michael Marshall, Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London, confirmed nine young people at a Choral Mass at St Michael & All Angels.
They are pictured right: Ian Anang-Hughton, Hannah Drake, Taria Morriscette-Francois, George Parsons, William Parsons, Oliver Simkin, Georgia Sow-Favell, Chloe Sweet and Charlotte Timmons then received their first communion. Please support them in your prayers.
Photos: David Beresford