Confirmations

Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptized and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship.

This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.

Confirmation services take place throughout the year in the diocese. If you wish to find out more about confirmation, please speak to your vicar or one of the leaders in your church.

More information about confirmation in the Church of England can be found here.

For information about children and comfirmation, click here.

Clergy wishing to present candidates for confirmation at a service in the cathedral should book through Ely Cathedral website.

Confirmation services take place at churches across the diocese. Please contact the Bishop's chaplain for more information or see the 2018 Confirmation Schedule below.


CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE 2018

Date

Deanery/College

Venue

Time

24-Feb

Kings School, Ely

Ely Cathedral

10.30am

25-Feb

Leys School, Cambridge

Leys School, Cambridge

10.45am

06-Mar

Huntingdon Deanery

Fenstanton Parish Church

7pm

31-Mar

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral

8pm

25-Apr

Cambridge South Deanery

TBC

7pm

29-Apr

Peterhouse College

Peterhouse College, Cambridge

11am

29-Apr

March Deanery

TBC

4pm

29-Apr

St Neots Deanery

St Mary's Church, Buckden

6pm

06-May

Various Cambridge Colleges

Emmanuel College, Cambridge

11am

20-May

Kings College, Cambridge

Kings College, Cambridge

10.30am

20-May

St John's College, Cambridge

St John's College, Cambridge

10.30am

20-May

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral

6.30pm

23-May

Cambridge North Deanery

TBC

7pm

10-Jun

Shingay Deanery

TBC

7pm

17-Jun

Yaxley Deanery

St Peter's Church, Yaxley

3pm

30-Sep

Fordham & Quy Deanery

Church of St Mary, Dullingham

3pm

10-Oct

North Stowe Deanery

TBC

7pm

21-Oct

Wisbech, Lynn, Marshland Deanery

TBC

3pm

18-Nov

Granta Deanery

TBC

7pm

24-Nov

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral

6.30pm

Service templates, Instructions for those planning services, and the return that those presenting candidates need to complete and give to the bishop are linked to here: