Last updated 11th April 2022
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.
NB Please ask all candidates to write to the confirming Bishop saying why they wish to be confirmed and send this to him in advance of the Confirmation.
Bishop Julian Service Proforma
If the Confirmation Service is being led by Bishop Julian, please use this Service Proforma
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on this website.
Dates for Confirmation Services Around the Dicoese
Here are all of the scheduled confirmation services for 2022.
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