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Last updated 2nd May 2024

Confirmation service

Between 750 and 1,000 people are confirmed in our diocese each year making us one of the top 3 dioceses for confirmations in the whole of The Church of England

This page contains information for clergy and parishes hosting a confirmation service and/or clergy/parishes that have confirmation candidates.

It includes information that needs to be sent to the confirming Bishop, ideally, at least three weeks before the service; dates of services taking place around the Diocese and information about promoting your service to the local media. 

General documentation

Confirmation info letter from Bishop Philip to Parishes

Questionnaire for parish hosting the service - please return to Bishop with order of service

Register of confirmation form to be completed by each parish with a candidate at a service 

Order of Service Templates

Bishop Philip order of service / Bishop Philip order of service (Eucharist) / Bishop Philip order of service Confirmation with Baptism

Bishop Jill order of service

Promoting your Confirmation Service

Each Confirmation Service - large or small - makes a great local news story and showcases our work to make disciples and to be healthy churches, in line with Vision 2026. 

Diocesan Communications Manager Ronnie Semley has produced a series of press release templates for use by parishes and for a variety of situations - including Confirmation Services.

These templates have been used by many parishes already with great results. Visit the templates page on this website for more information, guidance and testimonials. 

Once completed and a picture is added, your press release can be sent to your local newspaper/blog site etc and also forwarded to for inclusion on this website. 

Dates for Confirmation Services Around the Dicoese

Here are all of the scheduled confirmation services for 2024:

2024 Full Confirmation list

... and finally

You might also be interested in the admission to communion before confirmation policy. 




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