On Saturday 5th November, 77 people from 34 benefices from around the diocese will gather at Wells Cathedral for their confirmation service. The special service is an opportunity for the candidates to affirm to themselves and to God their intention to live a life committed to discipleship and the Christian faith.
For one candidate, Lachlan Brunton, the day will be even more memorable, as he celebrates his 12th birthday on the 5th November.
The Bishops of Bath and Wells, and Taunton, will lead the service together and confirm each of the candidates through prayer and the symbolic, “laying on of hands”.
The Bishop of Bath & wells, the Rt Revd Peter Hancock says: “I am honoured that so many people from so many parishes and schools have decided they want to make this very public profession of Christian faith. It is a great joy to be a part of such a special day, in such a beautiful setting. Each candidate brings with them the love, support and prayers of their parish, sponsors, family and friends.”
The confirmation service at Wells Cathedral begins at 2pm.
What is confirmation?
Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptized and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.