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 2017 Confirmation Schedule below.


Date Deanery Venue Time
12-Mar Leys School Leys School 10.45am
17-Mar Kimbolton School Kimbolton School 6.30pm
18-Mar Kings School Ely Cathedral 10.30am
19-Mar St Neots Great Staughton 10.30am
19-Mar Bourn TBC in 2017 6.30pm
15-Apr Ely Cathedral Ely Cathedral 8pm
29-Apr Fordham & Quy Gt Wilbraham 5pm
30-Apr Peterhouse College Peterhouse College 11am
07-May Christ's / Selwyn / Newnham / Magdelene College Selwyn College 11am
14-May St John's College St John's College am
14-May Shingay TBC in 2017 pm
21-May March St Peter's, March 4pm
25-May Cambridge South Little St Mary's, Cambridge Evening
04-Jun Ely Cathedral Ely Cathedral 6.30pm
16-Jul Yaxley All Saints, Elton 6pm
29-Oct WLM TBC in 2017 pm
01-Nov Granta TBC in 2017 Evening
25-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: