Confirmation and Reception
into the Episcopal Church
Confirmation is an important staging post in the Christian journey. It marks the point where you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptized and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to live in the way of Jesus.
Children would normally wait until Middle School to be confirmed.
Adults who have been confirmed in another denomination (e.g. the Roman Catholic Church) but have found a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church can be received into the fellowship of our Communion in this service.
It is usually best for people who have moved to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church from another Protestant denomination to be confirmed.
People who were confirmed in the Episcopal Church but fell away from the Christian faith are welcome to mark their return to the fold by reaffirming their baptismal vows in the service. Those who have come to faith as adults are baptized and confirmed in the one service.
Details of the service can be found on pages 412-419 of the Book of Common Prayer .
— The Rev’d Jay MacLeod, Rector