In the Service of Confirmation, an individual 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 become 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. In a sense, Confirmation confirms, strengthens and completes Baptism.
Individuals may be sponsored for Confirmation by a member of the Parish of the Parks but this is not mandatory. Preparation for Confirmation usually involves instruction by the Vicar and is then carried out by the Bishop 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 individual 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.