Baptism & Confirmation


In Baptism, parents thank God for His gift of life and make a decision to start the child on the journey of faith and ask for the Church’s support. Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey when you affirm the faith into which you were baptised.

The Church of England conducts over 2,500 christenings every week of the year. Everyone is welcome to have their baby or child baptized at a Christening in their parish church and it remains a popular decision for parents.

National information on Christening, Baptism and Confirmation:

Baptism information for Parents
Baptism and Godparents
Frequently Asked Questions about Baptism or Christening
CofE: Confirmation
CofE: information on Life Events

Find a church near you

If you are interested in confirmation, please contact your local church:

See a map of our churches →
Baptism forms for clergy →

Confirmations 2018

(as at 6 December 2017)
Download list as a PDF →

Parish Confirmations 2018

Date Time Place Deanery Bishop
22 April 10.00 am St Peter, Leckhampton Cheltenham +Robert
29 April 10.00 am Gloucester, St James Gloucester City +Rachel
29 April TBC Seven Towers Benefice (TBC) Severn Vale +Robert
13 May 10.00 am Mitcheldean Severn Vale +Robert
10 June 7.00 pm St Andrew, Churchdown Severn Vale +Rachel
15 July 10.00 am Bisley Stroud +Rachel
23 September 10.00 am St Oswald Coney Hill Gloucester City +Rachel
30 September am Ermin West Benefice Cirencester +Robert
14 October 4.00 pm Chedworth North Cotswold +Robert
4 November 10.00 am St Swithun, Hempsted Gloucester City +Robert
18 November 10.00 am Minchinhampton Stroud +Robert


School Confirmations

Date Time Place Bishop
Saturday 27 January 10.45 am Westonbirt School + Rachel
Saturday 28 April 10.00 am Cheltenham Ladies’ College + Rachel
Sunday 20 May 10.00 am Cheltenham College + Robert


Diocesan Confirmation

Date Time Place Bishop
Saturday 12 May 4.30 pm Gloucester Cathedral + Rachel




There are confirmations planned for Wickwar, Winchcombe and Quedgeley for the second half of 2018 but dates are yet to be firmed up. This list will be updated each time a new date is allocated.

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