Confirmation is the point in the Christian journey where those who have been baptised, many as infants, make a firm commitment to Christian discipleship. Through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop, the Church also asks God to fill those being confirmed with His Holy Spirit giving them the power to live the life of discipleship.

At St Bartholomew’s preparation classes, for both adults and young people who have expressed the desire to be confirmed, are usually held in the Autumn, the Confirmation service being held in Coventry Cathedral in November.
Admitting Children to Communion Before Confirmation
At St. Bartholomew’s we consider children to be an important part of God’s family.

As such, and in accordance with regulations passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, our policy is to admit baptised children (7+ years) to Communion before Confirmation under the following conditions:

  1. They have the consent of their parents or guardians

  2. They have attended a preparation course – usually held in the Spring

  3. Their names are entered into the registry of non-confirmed communicants

  4. They have permission from the Incumbent