The Confirmations of young people that were due to take place last summer were rescheduled for November, but had to be postponed again. The Confirmation ceremonies have now been arranged for two Sunday afternoons, 18th and 25th April. Bishop John Sherrington has kindly agreed to preside at both of those celebrations. There are no plans yet for a new Confirmation course.
First Holy Communion
We expect to start a new preparation course for First Holy Communion in the autumn term. In order to assess demand for places, we invite parents of children who are currently in Year 2 or Year 3, and who would like to take part in that course, to complete an application form. Forms are available at the back of the church, or you can download a copy. Please complete the form, and return it by the end of May, either by sending it or delivering it to the Priests House, or you can email a scanned copy.
It is expected that Baptisms will be able to resume from 17th May, with the attendance of up to 30 people. Preparation sessions should also be possible after that date. Parents have to attend one of those sessions before arranging the date for their child’s Baptism. A Baptism Application must be completed before attending the preparation session.
There is the opportunity for Confession on Saturday mornings. They are held in the Weekday Chapel, entrance near the side door of the church. Please remain in the church, at a social distance from others, while waiting.