As Christians in the Anglican tradition, we affirm that there are “two great sacraments of the Gospel” — Baptism and Eucharist. In Baptism, God adopts us as His children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church. Eucharist is the sacrament commanded by Christ for the continual remembrance of His life, death, and resurrection.
Baptism makes us full members of the Church and gives us the right to receive Christ in Holy Communion. These two sacraments provide everything we need to be faithful followers of Jesus.
Anglicans also recognize other sacramental rites that are additional “means of grace.” Among these is confirmation:“the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop.” It is a public statement of a personal affirmation of faith and a willingness to live out the responsibilities of our baptismal promises. For those who were baptized as infants, Confirmation can serve as a personal acceptance of the promises that their parents and godparents made for them.
Please let the office know whether you or your child (age 13 or over) is interested in confirmation.