Confirmations

Congratulations on wanting to explore confirmation. It is important to see confirmation as a part of your journey in faith in Christ and not in isolation.

When you speak to your vicar s/he will invite you to attend a confirmation course. This is a good way to explore your faith with others who are thinking about confirmation and is a safe place to ask any questions you have about God, Jesus and the journey of faith.

To find your local church, please use A Church Near You

Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptised 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.

Find out more about the Church of England's theological understanding of Confirmation.

The normal minimum age for confirmation candidates in the diocese is twelve years and our bishops ask to be consulted well in advance if a pastoral case is to be made for an exception to this general rule. 

Confirmation Declaration Form

This form is designed to declare candidates for confirmation, providing details on parish, deanery and date of presentation.
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Confirmation List 2017

Dates and venues of Confirmations taking place in Guildford Diocese in 2017
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Diocesan Order of Service Templates

These following orders of service can be adapted for confirmation services in the Diocese of Guildford.

Please contact the Bishop's Chaplain at Willow Grange if you have any questions about the order of service

Confirmation Form 1

Form 1 is for a service of confirmation where there will also be at least one baptism
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Confirmation Form 2

Form 2 is for a service where there will be no baptisms
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Confirmation Form 3

Form 3 (including Baptisms) is a slightly shorter service intended for use where there will be a substantial number of children and young people in the congregation.
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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

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