Baptism & Confirmation

Baptism

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 2017 (as at 26 January 2017)

Parish Confirmations

Date Time Place Bishop
29 January 10.00 am St James, Dursley + Robert
Thursday 2 February Evening (TBC) Highnam + Robert
5 February 10.00 am Holy Trinity, Watermoor + Rachel
30 April 10.00 am Chalford + Rachel
30 April 10.30 am Westbury-on-Severn + Robert
21 May 10.00 am South Cheltenham, Emmanuel + Rachel
11 June 10.00 am St Lawrence, Sandhurst + Robert
11 June 7.00 pm St Andrew, Churchdown + Robert
18 June 10.15 am Holy Trinity, Longlevens, Gloucester +Anthony
9 July am (TBC) St Swithun, Hempsted + Robert
30 July am (TBC) Ermin West (TBC) + Rachel
3 September 11.00 am Wickwar (TBC) + Robert
10 September 11.00 am Nailsworth (TBC) + Robert
17 September 9.45 am St Cyr, Stonehouse + Robert
8 October 10.30 am St Mary, Thornbury +Robert
15 October 10.00 am Redmarley + Robert
29 October 11.00 am Little Rissington + Rachel
19 November 10.00 am Amberley + Robert
19 November 6.30 pm St Matthew, Cheltenham + Robert
3 December 10.15 am St Mary, Wotton + Robert

 

School Confirmations

Date Time Place Bishop
Saturday 28 January 10.30 am Westonbirt School + Rachel
Thursday 4 May 6.00 pm Dean Close School + Robert
Saturday 6 May 10.00 am Cheltenham Ladies’ College + Robert
Friday 12 May 7.00 pm King’s School (Cathedral) + Rachel
14 May am (TBC) Cheltenham College + Robert

 

Diocesan Confirmation

Date Time Place Bishop
Saturday 17 June 4.30 pm Gloucester Cathedral + Rachel

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