Confirmation and Admission to Holy Communion Services in 2021
In the life of the Christian church, there are a number of opportunities for people to affirm and express their faith. Baptism, Admission to Holy Communion and Confirmation are significant steps in a person’s faith journey. Many children are baptised as infants, and other families choose to allow their children to decide for themselves if they wish to be baptised. Baptism is available at any time during the year.
Admission to Holy Communion invites young people into the whole life of the church, understanding the love and grace of God which is offered through receiving the bread and the wine. Typically, children in Years 5 and 6 are invited to consider whether they would like to be Admitted to Holy Communion. Girls in Years 7 and 8 are also able to be Admitted to Holy Communion if they wish. We will be offering Admission to Holy Communion towards the end of Term 3 and further information will be sent out to parents of children in these year levels soon.
Confirmation is a step in a person’s faith journey where young people and adults confirm for themselves the promises made at their baptism. These promises are made in front of the Bishop, who anoints and blesses each person. In the Anglican Church, the typical age is 15 years or older to present for confirmation but this can be negotiated for each individual.
At Glennie, the Confirmation Service for this year will be held on Wednesday, 16 June, with preparation classes being held in the lead up to this service. Both services can include baptism for those candidates who are yet to be baptised.
If you are interested in talking further about Baptism, Admission to Holy Communion and Confirmation for yourself or your daughter, please be in contact with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev’d Sharon Mitchell