St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes


Confirmation 2020


Our confirmation service this year will be at St Edmund’s on Sunday October 18th at 6:00pm.


Confirmation, in the Church of England serves a number of purposes.  It is:-

1)     A public affirmation of ones own faith and commitment to live as a disciple of Jesus, and a renewal and affirmation of the promises made at baptism.  This is especially important for those who were baptised as infants.

2)     A formal prayer to be filled with the Holy Spirit and blessed by God.

3)     A commissioning and authorisation by the bishop for ministry within the local church, and recognition as partner with the bishop in the mission which is both his and ours. That is why confirmation is always by the bishop.

4)     A formal entering into full legal membership of the Church of England.

5)     A condition of continuing to receive communion as an adult.

6)     A personal connection with the bishop as pastor of the church and, through him, with the world-wide family of the church.

7)     For teenagers, a rite of passage into adult membership of the church.


This year because of Covid-19 restrictions we are limited to a maximum of 30 people attending the service.  This will mean that each candidate may only have 2 or at most 3 guests.  The service will be recorded.


Candidates must have been baptised, and are to have an understanding of Christian faith and life, and be familiar with The Creed, The Lord’s Prayer and the Ten Commandments. 


This year we are going to use the Alpha Course Online as our preparation.  This will be by watching online videos and Zoom meeting discussions on Thursday evenings starting on 24th September.  You can find out more about it here:

You will see that the whole Alpha Course runs until 17th December so the Confirmation service will happen after the first four episodes, but I think that candidates will want to stay on and do the rest of the course.

Signing up


Please fill in the form below (or email):

Full Name:



Date of birth:



Date and place of baptism:





to Fr. Peter Mackenzie