Confirmation

Confirmation 2022

We have been preparing candidates for our next Confirmation Service which will take place at 10am on Sunday February 27th 2022. Please support this year’s Confirmands. All welcome.

The Celebrant & Preacher will be Bishop Graeme Knowles. Previous Confirmation services have been conducted by the then Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Revd Paul Williams (first picture above), and the Rt Revd Michael Marshall (second picture above, and with the 2020 candidates below).

Children’s classes are held during Sunday Masses. Adult classes are held on Monday evenings. All those interested in being Confirmed in future should contact Fr. Thomas Couper 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. Photographs above and below by Jim Cox and David Beresford.

Confirmation in previous years

Confirmation 2021

The Confirmation Service took place on Pentecost Sunday 2021 and was conducted by Rt Revd Michael Marshall, Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London. See photographs.

Confirmation 2020

The Confirmation Service took place on Sunday February 23rd 2020 (above) and was conducted by Rt Revd Michael Marshall, Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London. See photographs.

Confirmation 2019

The Confirmation Service took place on Sunday February 24th 2019 and was conducted by Rt Revd Michael Marshall, Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London. See photographs.

Confirmation 2018

The Confirmation Service took place on Sunday February 4th 2018 and was conducted by Rt Revd Dr Stephen Platten, Hon Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London. The following were confirmed: Jasmine Anumihe, Alice Boyle, Sophie Ganne, Imogen Kiely, Joseph Maud, Gabriella Timmons, Onno Van Kampen-Brooks and Poppy White. See photographs.

Confirmation 2017

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. See photographs.

Confirmation 2016

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 photographs.

Confirmation 2015

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 photographs.

Confirmation 2014

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

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 Englandby 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. See photographs by David Beresford and Jim Cox.

Confirmation 2012

Five adults and four young people were confirmed at a Choral Mass on Sunday February 5th 2012 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.

Confirmation 2011

On Sunday February 13th 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, Joshua Hudnott, Maximilian Omlie, Hannah Ryan, Blu Selby, Blanche Wade and Andrea Winckworth.

Confirmation 2010

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.

Confirmation 2009

On Sunday February 15th 2009, at 10am, the Rt Revd Michael Marshall, Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London, confirmed 15 children and adults at a Choral Mass at St Michael & All Angels: Corinna Cherry, Rachael Evans, Emma Harper, John Howard, Jessica Omlie, Lake Omlie, Lily Paskin, Harry Russell, Chris Smith-Petersen-Church, Scarlett Smith-Petersen-Church, Flora Stirling, Max Thomas, Emeka Uwahemu-Diamond, Eliza Waskett, and Patrick Wolton. See photographs.

Confirmation 2008

On Sunday January 20th 2008 at 10am, the Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Reverend Michael Colclough, visited St Michael’s to confirm a dozen adults and children from St Michael’s, and candidates from other churches. It was his last visit to St Michael’s before he moved on to become Residentiary Canon at St Paul’s Cathedral. Father Kevin Morris and Mother Katherine Hedderly prepared those over the age of 16 for Confirmation. Children from 10 to 15 years old followed a course led by Anne Mower. See photograph.