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by Helen Clemow last modified 27 Apr, 2021 10:33 PM

Affirming your Christian faith.

Confirmation is a special church service in which young people or adults confirm the promises that were made when they were baptised. It is an important part of a lifetime journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ.

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Confirmation FAQs

Everything you need to know about being confirmed. Learn more

Contact a local church

The first step to being confirmed is to talk to your local vicar or chaplain. Search here

Confirmation Services

Confirmations take place in parish churches, in our Cathedral, in schools, hospitals and prisons. If someone is infirm they can even take place in your home. They may be for one person or for one hundred. More details and resources here

Diocesan Confirmation Services

For more information on being confirmed at our Cathedral, or to guarantee a place, please contact:


Bishop’s prayer for those being confirmed:

Almighty and ever-living God,
you have given these your servants new birth
in baptism by water and the Spirit,
and have forgiven them all their sins.
Let your Holy Spirit rest upon them:
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding;
the Spirit of counsel and inward strength;
the Spirit of knowledge and true godliness;
and let their delight be in the fear of the Lord.

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