The name implies a strengthening, a confirming, of one’s Faith, through the Holy Spirit, so as to become a witness to Christ. It happened to the Apostles at Pentecost. It is a permanent state, and the gifts and graces are available as we need them, throughout life. Young people of 14/15 are invited to apply for preparation. The choice to become a witness to Christ in the Church is explained; it is made after mature consideration. The Sacrament is conferred by Bishop Ralph at a special Mass one weekday evening.

Adults are prepared through the Journey of Faith programme (or RCIA.) This takes place in the autumn, continuing until Eastertide. Here is given an opportunity to listen to a presentation of the Catholic Faith, ask questions, and share faith. Candidates are then invited to join the Church in Full Communion, and be Confirmed, at the Vigil Service on Holy Saturday.

Finance - Standing Orders

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, you can donate via standing order from your bank.

Email the office for a Standing Order Form. Remember to tick the Gift Aid Box if you are a UK Taxpayer.

Card Donations Online

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, we still rely upon donations to help keep St Pauls going and to keep providing help and pastoral care to the members of our parish.

There is a new way of donating, we are now able to accept donations by debit and credit cards. If you wish to donate, please click on the link below: