God willing, Bishop Robert Innes, Diocese in Europe, will be coming to lead a confirmation service in our chaplaincy on Sunday 19th of May.
Any who are interested in confirmation in Amersfoort or in Utrecht should contact Grant or David, respectively. They will let you know of precise dates for confirmation preparation. Contact details can be found here.
Preparing for Confirmation is an opportunity for questioning and learning. No aspect of the faith is “off-limits” to your sincere and honest enquiry as you prepare for Confirmation. The Chaplain, or fellow Christians who travel the same road, have the same needs and questions as you, will listen and teach as you prepare for Confirmation.
Confirmation is derived from the Latin word confirmare, which means “to strengthen.” Confirmation includes a public profession of the faith which, for those baptised as infants, was confessed by parents and God-parents at baptism. It is also a means of grace, a sacramental gift where the bishop prays while laying hands on each confirmand that he or she may be confirmed or strengthened by the gift of the Holy Spirit.The Anglican Church administers confirmation in response to the example of the Apostles laying their hands on disciples of Christ and praying for the gift of the Spirit (Acts 7.14-17) and New Testament teaching about the sealing or anointing of the Holy Spirit (Heb. 6:2, Eph. 1:13,14, 2 Cor. 1:21).
Our confirmation will be held in Utrecht—venue to be announced, depending on the number of candidates.