In the Old Testament part of the Bible, parents were encouraged to pass on the stories of God's wonders to their children and they were given a symbol to mark their children for God.  We believe in the sacrament of Baptism, but there comes a time in every life when we need to claim the promises of God for ourselves.  This is why we encourage everyone in our Church, young and old, to explore the idea of being confirmed.

Every 2 years, Sam and Gareth run a course called "I Believe" helping instruct those thinking about confirmation about the core principles of the Bible as well as a closer look at what the Church of Ireland believes

 

Once people have been through the course, and had time to consider the truths of the Christian faith, they are able to make their own decision about whether they want to confirm their faith at a special service in the Cathedral and receive prayer and the laying on of hands from our Bishop.

 

The Bishop addresses us in the hall following the service