Confirmations information


For 2020, confirmation services have been arranged in most deaneries across the diocese.  Candidates do not have to be confirmed in their own deanery, and the Cathedral services provide a particular focus for gathering the whole diocese in celebration.

There are just a few additional dates available for more services, and the clergy of individual parishes, or representatives of Mission Partnerships or other groups of parishes, are asked to contact the Bishop’s Chaplain to find out more about the possibilities – / 0116 270 3390

The dates of services arranged so far are as follows:

Sunday 26th January 2020, 5pm

St Dionysius, Market Harborough

Contact: The Revd James Pickersgill  


Sunday 23rd February 2020, 5.30pm

St Peter and St Paul, Hathern

Contact: The Revd Lauretta Wilson 


Saturday 11th April 2020, Easter Eve, 7pm

Leicester Cathedral

Contact: The Revd Canon Paul Rattigan  


Sunday 26th April 2020, 4pm

Akeley East Deanery confirmations

St Botolph, Shepshed

Contact: The Revd Lydia Humphreys 


Sunday 10th May 2020, 10am

St Birstall

Contact: The Revd Anne Horton  


Sunday 17th May 2020, PM - time and venue tbc

North West Leicestershire Deanery confirmations

Contact: The Revd Gill Pinnington  


Sunday 7th June, 6pm

Sparkenhoe West deanery confirmations

Holy Trinity Hinckley

Contact The Revd Simon Wearn 


Sunday 14th June 2020, 10am

Launde Deanery confirmations


Contact: The Revd Canon Alison Booker  


Sunday 28th June 2020, PM - time and venue tbc

Sparkenhoe East Deanery confirmations

Contact: The Revd Richard Trethewey  


Sunday 6th September 2020, 10am

Framland Deanery confirmations

South Framland benefice

Contact: The Revd David Cowie  


Sunday 15th November 2020, AM - time and venue tbc

Gartree Deanery confirmations

Contact: The Revd Steve Bailey  


Sunday 22nd November 2020, PM - time and venue tbc

North West Leicestershire Deanery confirmations

Contact: The Revd Gill Pinnington  


Sunday 29th November 2020, time and venue tbc

City of Leicester Deanery confirmations

Contact: The Revd Anthony Lees-Smith  


Confirmation Guidance 2020 Appendix 2 Arrangements

– includes advice on the order of service and practical details

Confirmation Guidance 2020 Appendix 3 Confirmation Form 

-– to be completed by every incumbent sending candidates to the service

Confirmation Guidance 2020 Appendix 4 Confirmation Only

Confirmation Guidance 2020 Appendix 5 Baptism and Confirmation

The names of candidates should be supplied to the host incumbent in plenty of time to allow for the planning and coordination of the service to be concluded with the Bishop’s Office.

The bishops ask that presenting ministers take responsibility for giving all confirmation candidates appropriate and adequate preparation for this important step in the life of discipleship.

Confirmation Guidance 2020 Appendix 6 Publicity Consent Form

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