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Confirmation usually takes place after a person has explored his or her faith with others in the church.

Most churches offer confirmation preparation where key aspects of the Christian faith can be explored, and details of the confirmation service and the statements and promises a person makes are discussed.

This will include helping you to play a fuller part in the church and identifying points that will help you to grow as a Christian. The confirmation service also requires the congregation to make promises to support the confirmation candidate in his or her faith journey.

Confirmation is an important milestone, and the Confirmation services across the Diocese in the coming year provide an exciting opportunity to hear what God is doing in the lives of individuals and to see how he is building up our communities.

Upcoming Confirmation Dates

10am Sunday 4 September, St Michael’s Bournemouth

4pm Sunday 11 September, St Francis Valley Park

4pm Sunday 25 September, St John, Hedge End

4pm Sunday 9 October, Milford on Sea

10am Sunday 20 November, St Mary’s Sholing

3:30pm Sunday 20 November, Diocesan confirmation in the Cathedral

3pm Sunday 2nd October – Cheriton

6.30pm Sunday 9th October – Winklebury & Worting

9.30am Sunday 16th October – St Paul’s, Winchester

10am Sunday 6th November – St Mary’s Selborne

Please give generously to the World Church…

The World Mission Group (WMG) is responsible to the Diocese of Winchester for the welfare and interests of our various Diocesan Companion Links. Members of the group are representatives of all the Deaneries, some with a particular focus on an overseas church through friendships, visits and prayer. The Anglican Companion Links in this diocese are:

Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Myanmar (Burma)

Funding for this work is primarily raised from a Bishop’s visit to your parish for a Confirmation service.

The WMG is able to award Grants to our ‘companions’ for theological, educational, and specialised training. Some study is undertaken in the UK but the majority is done in people’s home dioceses or province.

Parishes are encouraged to contribute half of their offering at a Confirmation service to OCP, and the other half to a mission agency or initiative of their own choice. Your donation is very much appreciated; it will enable important training for leadership to continue and flourish for our sisters and brothers in Christ in these parts of the World Church.

Cheques should be made payable to WDBF and sent to the finance team at the Diocesan Office or electronically to 55-81-26 account 00342564 with a covering email. 


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