Confirmation with the Bishop
June 18 | 10 am | Church

Our Confirmation program prepares interested 8th grade students for the rite of Confirmation, a liturgy in which baptized Christians affirm their faith and make a mature, public commitment to a life in Christ. Each spring, candidates for Confirmation come before the bishop to renew the promises that parents and godparents made on their behalf at their baptism. The bishop lays hands on the head of each confirmand in turn, praying for the Holy Spirit to empower and sustain him or her.

Overview and Curriculum

The goal of our Confirmation program is to deepen the faith of our 8th-grade youth and to be present with them as they progress on their journey toward spiritual maturity. The lessons for our regular classes will come from the Alpha Youth program. This program engages students in an exploration of their faith in a safe atmosphere, where questions are not only accepted, but encouraged. Additionally, the course will cover some basic elements of our common life in the church: the sacraments (with a special focus on Baptism and Holy Communion), the Bible, The Book of Common Prayer and the Anglican/Episcopal tradition, as well as an emphasis on Christian life within the church and in the world. Students are also required to complete a number of service hours within Christ Church Greenwich ministries.

Parents of confirmands are expected to attend four events during the year with the rector, Marek Zabriskie, to encourage them as spiritual role models and help them deepen their own faith.

The cost for the 2021-22 Confirmation program year is $250 per student and can be paid online at the time of registration or via check.

2022 Program Calendar

This year, our confirmation program will run from late September through early June. In general, classes will meet on Sunday afternoons from 1:00-2:30pm, please contact the Rev. Dr. Cheryl McFadden for more information.

Below is please find the schedule for Confirmation classes. The date for the Confirmation service itself will be announced when we are notified by the bishops’ office.

Adults interested in being Confirmed or Received or in Reaffirming their faith can contact the Rev. Dr. Cheryl McFadden for more information.

  • Sunday, Jan 9 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Sunday, Jan 30 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Sunday, Feb 13 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Sunday, Feb 27 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Sunday, Mar 13 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Sunday, Apr 10 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Sunday, Apr 24 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Sunday, May 8 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Sunday, May 22 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Sunday, Jun 12 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)

Questions? Please contact the Lydia Marchese