Registering candidates
Registering Candidates for Confirmation

If a date for a confirmation in your deanery or parish has been set, or you are submitting candidates for a service at the Cathedral, please use the following instructions to register candidates.

  1. Complete a confirmation return form (click here) listing all the candidates for confirmation in the appropriate box. If there will be candidates from multiple parishes, each parish should submit forms separately. The form requires a signature to confirm that candidates have been baptised. If you are presenting a candidate who is to be baptised within the confirmation service please indicate this with an asterisk (*) next to the name.
  2. Distribute candidate biography forms to candidates. There are two forms, one for adults (click here) and one for young people (click here). These should be filled in by candidates to allow the Bishop to learn a little about them.
  3. At the time of organising a date for the service, a deadline will also be set for the submitting of these forms. This will often be about a week before the service, although larger services may have an earlier deadline in order to get a clear idea of numbers.
  4. Submit these forms to the office of the confirming Bishop (by post or email) using the details below:

Bishop Christopher

The Bishop's House, 23 Davenport Road, Coventry, CV5 6PW (Bishop's intern)

Bishop John

Warwick House, School Hill, Offchurch, Leamington Spa CV33 9AL

Future Confirmation Services

Diocesan Confirmations (All at the Cathedral, unless otherwise stated)


  • Easter: Saturday 31st March 2018 at St Nicholas, Kenilworth 8pm (Bishop John)
  • Easter Dawn: Sunday 1st April 2018 - ca. 05:30 (tbc) (Bishop Christopher)
  • Pentecost: Sunday 20th May 2018 - 16.30 (Bishop Christopher and Bishop John)
  • Confirmation: Saturday 24th November 2018 - 17.00 (Bishop Christopher and Bishop John)

(In each case, there will be an earlier rehearsal followed by tea with the Bishop - unless notified otherwise. Please keep an eye out for any update on timings.)

Deanery Confirmations

None scheduled

Parochial Confirmations (to which candidates from other parishes / deaneries may be taken by arrangement with the Parish Priest)‚Äč


  • Long Compton, St Peter and St Paul, Sunday 15th April 2018 - 17.00 (Bishop Christopher)
  • Hillmorton, St John the Baptist, Sunday 29th April 2018 - 10.30 (Bishop John)
  • Warwick, St Mary, Sunday 6th May 2018 - 10.30am (Bishop John)
  • Moreton Morrell, Holy Cross, Monday 2nd July 2018 - 19.00 (Bishop Christopher)
  • Old Milverton, St James, Sunday 18th November 2018 - 10.30 (Bishop John)

Please note that even when deanery specific services have been arranged, candidates from any parish in the Diocese can be presented. Due to larger numbers, Diocesan confirmation services are likely to have more than one confirming Bishop.