Baptism and Confirmation at Gresham’s School
4 April 2023
Before the Easter school holidays, the Bishop of Norwich officiated at a bumper service of Confirmation and Baptism in Gresham’s School Chapel.
The moving service saw thirty students and family members confirming their faith in Christ in front of their relations and friends. As part of the Confirmation Service the Bishop of Norwich gave each of the candidates a hazel tree to plant to remind them of their call as disciples to care for creation.
Gresham’s School Chapel has seen considerable growth in the number of Baptisms and Confirmations in recent times. 95 students, staff and family members have been baptised and/or Confirmed in the last twenty months alone. According to the school archives this is the largest number in well over 50 years to take place in such a short space of time.
A Year 9 Gresham’s Student taking part in the service said: “I really enjoyed the service. I wanted to be confirmed to take the next step with God and have a stronger connection with Him.”
A Year 8 Gresham’s Student taking part in the service said: “This was me starting my own journey of faith. This is me saying YES to God.”
Rev Jack Branford, School Chaplain said: “The number of young people coming forward for baptism and Confirmation has been a real encouragement. It is truly wonderful to see them responding to Christ’s call in their lives.”