Confirmation is about making a commitment to the Christian faith and to lead a Christian life. If you would like to be confirmed, then you will need to attend one of our regular START COURSES to explore the Christian Faith.

Attending the course does not necessarily commit you to being confirmed, but gives you the opportunity to think if you want to take this step. You need to have been baptised to be confirmed, some will have been baptised as children, others may need to be baptised before the confirmation. 

The dates for the Confirmation vary each year.  The service is sometimes held in our church, or at another local church or in the Cathedral.

Year 6 children in St. Nicholas’ School would normally be invited to be confirmed in the Spring Term. Courses usually run fortnightly for 4 sessions until the confirmation around Easter time, after which there are 2 further sessions.  

Whether you are an adult or a child and are interested in knowing more about confirmation and the course, please get in touch with our Vicar Rev’d Beth Anderson – 07734088039 or email:

2016 Confirmation at St. Nicholas’ Church, Blundellsands – with retired Bishop Cyril Ashton and visiting Assistant Bishop Susan Goff from Virginia, USA.

2015 Confirmation at St. Helen’s Church, Sefton Village with Bishop Paul Bayes

2009 Confirmation at Liverpool Cathedral 

What does the Church of England say about 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.