Kampala –Saturday, May15, 2021- 128 students who have gone through a one month training and teaching will be confirmed in the Anglican faith on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 2pm at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala.
The service will be presided over by the retired Bishop of Madi & West Nile Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Joel Obetia who will represent the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda.
The Cathedral holds two confirmation classes annually targeting students in holidays but due to the global pandemic (Covid-19) which brought changes in the education sector and other sectors in general, this confirmation mainly has P7 vacists and with limited numbers due to space. Another cohort will be starting their classes in June.
Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptized. If you were baptized at a christening when you were a child, your parents and godparents made these promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may be ready to affirm these promises for yourself and commit your life to following Jesus Christ. At a confirmation service, you make these promises for yourself.
Confirmation is done by the bishop, by the laying of their hands on your head and asking God’s Holy Spirit to give you the strength and commitment to live God’s way for the rest of your life.
About All Saints’ Cathedral
All Saints Cathedral, Kampala, is cosmopolitan Cathedral serving diverse people and cultures from the entire country and international communities. It is located on Nakasero hill and is the headquarters of the Diocese of Kampala for which the Archbishop of the Province of the Church of Uganda (Anglican) is also Diocesan Bishop.