In Term 3 our brand new Archbishop of Adelaide, Archbishop Geoff Smith, will visit Saints to conduct our Confirmation service. So I am writing to invite you to register your son for the Confirmation program, which will commence at the start of Term 3. Confirmation is the sacramental service in the Anglican Church, during which the Bishop prays that the person will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The person ‘confirms’ the promises made at their Baptism (Christening).
For boys who were baptised as infants or young children, it is a chance to make the Christian promises for themselves. (I am able to baptise any student who was not baptised as a young child.) For all people it is a sign of belonging to the wider Church, represented by the Bishop. It is a symbol of growing in the Christian faith.
At St Peter’s College, Confirmation also prepares students to receive Holy Communion at our Senior School Eucharist (Holy Communion services) on Maundy Thursday and St Peter’s Day, as well as in parish churches on any Sunday. We also hold a fortnightly Sunday evening Eucharist during term time for the Boarders.
The Confirmation Service this year is Sunday 24 September at St Peter’s College Chapel at 4pm.
Please also email me if you have any questions about Confirmation in the Anglican Church. If your son has not yet been confirmed and you would like to register him, or if you have any questions about Confirmation in the Anglican Church, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reverend Dr Theo McCall