We are currently working with the Diocese to reschedule our Bishop Visitation that was previously scheduled for May 31 before the pandemic. Please stay tuned to your e-communique for updates once we receive a new date for our visit. Once the new date is finalized, we will also send out details on our new timeline for confirmation classes.
Confirmation is for people who were either baptized as children or who are coming to the Episcopal Church from another tradition. Confirmation is preceded by a period of instruction and inquiry. In this rite, a person makes a mature affirmation of the promises made by their parents and godparents at baptism, and joins the fellowship of Christians who worship and serve in the Anglican tradition.
Reception is for those who have already been confirmed in another denomination and wish to affirm their choice to continue their spiritual journey as an Episcopalian.
Some who are already confirmed Episcopalians may wish to be “reaffirmed” by the bishop when she visits St. Thomas'. Often this will occur after a period of study, reflection and prayer. It may take place as a result of having accompanied a teenage child, a spouse, or other loved one during their own preparation for confirmation.