In the Sacrament of Confirmation, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and are strengthened in our Christian life.  The gifts of the Spirit are: wisdom, understanding, knowledge, right judgement, reverence, courage, and awe and wonder. Confirmation strengthens the work of the Holy Spirit in us which was begun in Baptism.

The confirmation programme at St Gregory’s is open to young people in Year 8 or above.  The programme is run by catechists and usually starts in February.  There are six evening sessions, two special masses, a service of Reconciliation, a retreat day and the Confirmation ceremony itself.

The Confirmation ceremony usually takes place at St Alban’s Church in Macclesfield in June.

If you would like to find out more about our confirmation programme please contact the church office.