A Confirmation Service is an opportunity for people to ‘confirm’ for themselves the promises of faith that were made at their Baptism.  In this sense Confirmation is both an end and a beginning.  It is the end of the vicarious faith that we received from our parents and Godparents at our Baptism and the beginning of our own faith in God that we have freely chosen and publicly proffered. 

This is such an important decision that the Bishop, the guardian and custodian of orthodox Christian belief, and the focal point of unity, comes to seal this decision through the laying on of hands and the anointing with oil.  Through his ministry and the faith of the person being confirmed the Holy Spirit is poured out into the believers heart to help form them into the likeness of Jesus.

Confirmation Service

Our most recent Parish Confirmation was on Sunday 16th June 2024 in St. Giles Church. 

The service was conducted by Diocesan Bishop, The Rt. Revd. Jonathan Gibbs.   

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This was a combined confirmation, including also candidates from the parishes of St. Peter & St. Paul, Seal;  St. George & St. Barnabas, Beckenham; and St. Andrew & St. Mary, Cray Valley.

The Farnborough candidates were:

Adults Juniors
Michael Wratten Isaac Goodall
  Esme Beston


Defend, O Lord, these your servants with your heavenly grace that they may continue yours forever, and daily increase in your Holy Spirit more and more, until they come to your everlasting Kingdom.  Amen.

Matthew Hughes, Rector

If you would like further information please contact stgilesparishoffice@gmail.com