Almost a dozen Westminster City School pupils were confirmed by the Bishop of London, at Westminster Abbey, this week.
Our pupils attended a series of weekly after-school classes as preparation for the service, as well as spending a Quiet Day before their Confirmation Service. This Quiet Day included a river trip, an hour of silence and reflection in the Chapel Royal Greenwich, and a walk in Greenwich Park.
Father Garry Swinton, our School Chaplain, said: “The Bishop of London, Dame Sarah Elisabeth Mullally, DBE, was very impressed with the confidence of our pupils. She was also very pleased with the engaging questions that our pupils asked, when they met her before their Confirmation Service.”
Headteacher, Mr Broughton, added: “Well done to all our pupils who took part in the Confirmation Service. Those who were being confirmed conducted themselves excellently, while our School Choir performed an outstanding anthem.”
Confirmation, in the Church of England, is a significant rite in which a young person may mark their progression to adulthood and is an expression of their spiritual journey. Each year, our School receives an invitation to prepare and take candidates for their Confirmation Service in the Anglican Church from Westminster Abbey.