Sacrament of Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is available to anyone who is in year 8 of secondary school, is aged at least eleven at the time of preparation, and has already received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Holy Communion. Prepared candidates go to Portsmouth to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Philip in St John Cathedral, normally with two other Reading parishes.
Confirmation Classes in the parish take place every two years.

Confirmation 2023-24 is offered for all young baptised Catholics who would be in school Year 8 or above in September 2023. If interested, then please email or write to Father Stan at the church office. Further details about the programme will then be communicated to you.

A team led by Fr Stan will help you and your children to develop in faith though a structured programme of preparation. Candidates are expected to commit to the preparation meetings as well as regular Mass on Sunday.
Parents who wish to have their children make their Confirmation are invited to contact Fr Stan in person or via parish office.

Confirmation on Sunday 5th May 2024 at Portsmouth Cathedral by Bishop Philip Egan.