Confirmation

Confirmation is the completion of Christian initiation which begins with Holy Baptism. When we are confirmed we have the opportunity to confirm those promises which we made at our Holy Baptism (or which were made on our behalf) and God confirms our membership of his Church by sending his Holy Spirit into our hearts and sealing us with its presence.

Confirmation is normally offered to children in Year 5 after a course of preparation which takes place at our parish school. If your child does not attend St Saviours School then separate arrangements can be made. Please speak with Fr Gary or the Parish Office.

Confirmation is offered to adults at any time in their adult life following a course of preparation, either as a group session shared with other adults; or privately with one of the parish priests.

The next service of Confirmation will be at St Mary-on-Paddington Green on Sunday 12th September, 2021 – Bishop Peter Wheatley will preside.

Forms you may need

If you are interested in this service, please download these forms and return to the Parish Office either by hand, or by post.

First Communion

First communion is normally offered to children in Year 3 after a course of preparation which takes place at our parish school. If your child does not attend St Saviours School then separate arrangements can be made. Please speak with Fr Gary or the Parish Office.

The next service for First Communion has been postponed and will be at St Mary-on-Paddington Green on Sunday 12th September, 2021 – Fr Gary Bradley will preside.

During the service

The Bishop will encourage those to be confirmed and ask them to renew the vows which were made when they were baptized

He will pray for them, that they will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit in their lives

He will lay his hands on the head of each person with the words “Confirm, O Lord, your servant, with your Holy Spirit”

He will anoint each person with the sacred Oil of Chrism with the words: “Be sealed with the Holy Spirit”

He will hand a candle to each person to remind them of the continuing light of Christ in their lives.

Need to get in touch?

There is no fee for Confirmation. If you are interested in Confirmation for yourself or your child please download this form or contact Karen Peakman (Parish administrator) on 020 7723 7266.

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