Confirmation services

Information about forthcoming confirmation services across the Diocese.

Find out more about exploring confirmation with the Church of England.

If you wish to enquire about presenting candidates at any of these confirmation services please contact the named member of clergy. If you have some candidates for confirmation and are considering organising a service please contact your area bishop’s office to make arrangements. Of course, do let your local colleagues know of any forthcoming date at an early opportunity in case they wish to present candidates.

Confirmations take place each year in Norwich Cathedral on Easter Eve and in May and November. To present candidates you need to complete the “Cathedral” form below and send (by post or email) to:
The Canon Precentor’s Office, 65 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH

Date Time Deadline for candidates
2nd December 2023 10.30am 17th November 2023

Confirmations across the diocese: Every time a confirmation takes place, the presiding bishop must take away a Confirmations Returns Form (often referred to as the “Blue Form”). It is really important that we maintain accurate records of confirmations which take place. These can be downloaded below.

Date Time Venue Confirming Bishop
3rd September

10 September

24 September




St Francis, Mile Cross, Norwich

St Peter & St Paul, Cromer

St Mary’s, Wiveton

Bishop David Gillett

Bishop of Lynn

Bishop of Lynn

8th October

22nd October



St Catherine’s, Mile Cross, Norwich

St Mary’s, Reepham

Bishop David Gillett

Bishop of Lynn

3rd December 10.30am All Saints, Horsford Bishop David Gillett

For further details contact the Revd Canon Sally Theakston, Chaplain to the Bishop of Norwich, on 01603 614172 or