Clergy are welcome to present candidates either for confirmation only, or confirmation and baptism. Those wishing to present candidates are asked to contact Mrs Susan Charles, the Liturgical Administrator, at the Chapter House or susanc (Email: susanc [at] stpaulscathedral.org.uk) by Monday 25 February please – the earlier the better.
The service is at 6pm this year – an hour earlier than in previous years.
Please send Mrs Charles the following information for each candidate you wish to present:
- Date of birth
- Date and place of baptism (or name and occupation of parents for candidates for infant baptism)
- Name of presenting clergy
In order that the Bishop (The Bishop of London) can know something of the people he is confirming, and be able to pray for them more specifically before the service, please also ask your candidates to handwrite a short biography. Please then send the biographies to Susan Charles who will collate them and pass them to the Bishop.
If any candidates or their supporters require the services of a BSL interpreter, please inform Mrs Charles by 25 February at the latest.
Due to the administrative requirements associated with this service, only those candidates who have been notified to the Cathedral by Monday 25 February, and whose information is complete by that date can be included in the service.
The Rehearsal will take place at 4.30pm on Saturday 30 March. Please come with your candidates, meeting under the Dome for a walk through. The rehearsal will start promptly and will last around 40 minutes. Please allow plenty of time to arrive, get to the right part of the cathedral and be ready to start at 4.30. It is very unfair on young people if they miss part of the rehearsal, and spend the service worrying about where to be and what to do. After the rehearsal refreshments will be provided in the Crypt where the candidates will also meet the Bishop.
Please bring along your Confirmation Register – any Baptisms will be recorded in the St Paul’s Baptism Register.
Presenting Clergy robe in the Dean’s Aisle (surplice and white stole).