Life Events > Confirmations


Congratulations on wanting to explore confirmation within the Church of Ireland. Confirmation can be an important part of a lifetime journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptised. If you were baptised 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 the confirmation service, you make these promises for yourself. And as encouragement, our Christian community here in St Patrick’s & St John’s along with members of your family and friends, will be there to promise to support and pray for you.

The local Bishop will normally be present and will lay their hands on your head and ask God’s Holy Spirit to give you the strength and commitment to live your life for Jesus Christ and to faithfully follow His teachings for the rest of your life.

The first step to confirmation is to talk to the Rector here at St Patrick’s & St John’s Church. To arrange this, email or Tel: 07719619286

When you speak to the Rector, he will invite you to attend the next series of confirmation classes or meetings, to help you get ready for this service. These meetings offer a good way to explore your faith with others who are also thinking about confirmation and is a safe place to ask any questions you have about God, Jesus and your journey of faith.

Follow this link by clicking here to find out more information about Confirmation.