We have been preparing candidates for our next Confirmation Service which will take place at 10am on Sunday 4th February 2018. Please support this year’s Confirmands: Jasmine Anumihe, Alice Boyle, Sophie Ganne, Imogen Kiely, Joseph Maud, Gabriella Timmons, Onno Van Kampen-Brooks and Poppy White. All welcome.
The Celebrant & Preacher will be the Rt Revd Dr Stephen Platten, Hon Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London. Last year the service was conducted by the Rt Revd Michael Marshall (second picture above) and the 2015 service was conducted by the then Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Revd Paul Williams, who is pictured above with that year’s candidates.
Children’s classes are held during Sunday Masses. Adult classes are held on Monday evenings. All those interested in being Confirmed in 2019 should contact Fr. Edward Barlow via the Parish Office. He will be happy to discuss any initial questions or concerns.
What is Confirmation?
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 February 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.
The Confirmation Service took place on Sunday February 26th 2017 and was conducted by Rt Revd Michael Marshall, Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London (pictured above). The following were confirmed: Wilfred Morris, Hebe Russell, Chloë Anding, Gwendoline Fuller, Alix Ryan and Andrew Mitchell.
The Confirmation Service took place on Sunday February 7th 2016 and was conducted by Rt Revd Michael Marshall, Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London (pictured above). The following were confirmed: Adult: Barbara Reeve. Children: Alexander Wray, William Wray, William Brooke, Marnix van Kampen Brooks, Ruby Foster and Ava Angelica Bulatovic. See Photo Gallery.
The Confirmation Service took place on Sunday February 8th 2015 and was conducted by Rt Revd Paul Williams, Bishop of Kensington. The following were confirmed: Adults: Claire Gray (St Mary the Boltons), Laura Greenwood, Elizabeth Harris, Helen Morgan and Daniel Ouseley. Children: Jennifer Critchlow, Ella De Cruz, Corentin Fuller, Mia Gordon-Holt and Clara Vick. See Photo Gallery.
The Confirmation Service took place on Sunday February 9th 2014 and 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.
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 Kensington. The candidates were 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 – we welcomed two of the candidates from St Mary the Boltons with their vicar, Revd. Ginny Thomas.
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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.
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. They were: 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: 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.