Youth Formation

Confirmation preparation is available for youth ages 14 and older, as well as adults. Topics covered in the formation program include:

  • Why confirmation?
  • Life lessons and skills:
    • The Gospel – What do you believe?
    • Scripture – Its purpose and meaning
    • Prayer – The Book of Common Prayer, The Book of Alternative Services, other denominations and offerings from the Anglican Communion
    • Traditions, architecture, historical creeds, liturgical colours, sacraments, ritual and meaning
    • World religions
    • Faith in action
    • Bless or confirm?

The confirmation program lasts a year and requires commitment from both the participating youth and their parents. Meetings are scheduled at the convenience of those in the preparation group and are generally 2 hours in length. At the end of the preparation process, the candidate decides if they seek to be confirmed or to receive a blessing from the bishop during the bishop’s visitation to St. Stephen’s.

Please speak to the clergy if you are interested in preparing for the rite of confirmation.