Baptism, communion & confirmation

Baptism

In accordance with Church of England practice, anyone who lives in the parish or who is, or intends to become, a regular worshipper is welcome for baptism. We do not charge for baptisms. Please contact the Parish Office to find out more.

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Admission to Holy Communion

St Nicholas believes that children from about seven upwards who worship regularly with their families should, after a short course of preparation, be able to take communion at the altar rail alongside their families if they so desire. This is permitted by the Church, providing they are properly prepared so that they understand, at their own level, what this sacrament represents. Admission to Holy Communion is not a substitute for confirmation but allows children to participate more fully in the life of the church.

If you would like to enquire about your child being Admitted to Holy Communion at St Nicholas please speak with Fr Simon or Rev’d Eileen.

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. At St Nicholas we prepare adults and older children for confirmation through our regular confirmation courses. The course is an opportunity to learn more about our Christian faith and also is a great way of making new friends within the St Nicholas family ! If you would like to learn more about Confirmation at St Nicholas and what is involved please speak with Fr Simon or Rev’d EileenĀ or contact our Parish Office

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