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What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is for those who have been baptised and have reached the point in their Christain journey where they want to affirm for themselves their faith and their intention to live as responsible and committed followers of Jesus Christ. Through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop, the Church also asks God to give them power through the Holy Spirit to enable them to live in this way.

Confirmation may also be combined with adult baptism in which case the confirmation element signifies the gift of the Holy Spirit following on from baptism in water.

Preparation for Confirmation
This takes place in your local parish and offers you the opportunity to explore more about what it means to be a Christian with other people. It provides a safe place for you to ask questions about God, Jesus and anything else about your journey of faith.

Click here to discover more about what happens during a service of Confirmation.

Frequently asked questions

Confirmation Resources
The Rejesus website is an excellent source. It's content is divided into 4 sections looking at the life of Jesus, the lives of followers, spirituality and how Jesus has been interpreted by artists, writers and film makers. Click here to go to the website.

Youth Emmaus a course for growing young Christians by Stephen Cottrell, Sue Mayfield, Tim Sledge and Tony Washington

If you have any questions on Confirmations, please contact
the Bishop of Durham's Office.

Forms to download

For details of your parish, visit Find Your Church or A Church Near You.