In baptism, we thank God for his gift of life and publicly
acknowledge his love. In the Anglican Church it is common to
baptise young children; this is sometimes known as christening.
Baptism is a 'sacrament' (holy ritual to symbolise grace) in the
Christian tradition that is traced back to Jesus himself being baptized in the river Jordan.
Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey where
those who have been baptised as children make a firm commitment to
Through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop, the
Church also asks God to give those being confirmed power, through
the Holy Spirit, to live the life of discipleship.