child is annointed at confirmation
​The bishop extends his hands over all the candidates while he says the prayer for the sevenfold gifts of the Spirit.

In confirmation, the candidate confirms the promises made (usually on their behalf when they were an infant) at their baptism. While confirmation is not strictly speaking a sacrament, it is still required to be a fully communicant member of the Anglican Church.

God’s grace continues to work after a person has been baptised and through this divine life within us, we mature and grow as Christians.  The [rite] of Confirmation confirms, strengthens and completes baptism.” – Confirmation: Being Sent out to Preach the Good News, Diocese of Ballarat.

Confirmees may be sponsored by a member of the Anglican parish in which they are to be confirmed, but this is not mandatory. Preparation for confirmation usually involves instruction by the parish priest, and confirmation is carried out by the bishop and usually within the context of a service of the Eucharist. In the past people usually wore white for confirmation, but this is no longer expected.

During Confirmation, the bishop extends his or her hands over all the candidates while he or she says the prayer for the sevenfold gifts of the Spirit. The confirmee may be anointed with oil marking a sign of the cross on the forehead.

The biblical model for this is Christ’s own baptism in which, the gospels tell us, the Spirit descended on Him when He came up out of the water after having been baptised by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:16-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22, John 1:32-33). The meaning of confirmation - Church of England.

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