Southwark Cathedral has a lively and growing congregation and we are delighted to baptise those who live in the Cathedral Parish or those who are regular worshipping members of our congregation.

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Confirmation is usually celebrated  from the age of 11. Young people will be prepared before Easter and confirmed at Pentecost. An adult preparation group usually begins meeting in February and the Confirmation takes place at the Easter Vigil. Adults who have not previously been baptised will be prepared for Baptism and Confirmation. 

To enquire further about Baptism or Confirmation at the Cathedral, please email the Music and Pastoral Administrator by email or telephone 020 7367 6732.

Admission to Holy Communion

Children of 7 and older who have been baptised and are regular worshippers at the Cathedral may be admitted to Holy Communion before Confirmation. This takes place on the Feast of Christ the King towards the end of November, following a preparation workshop.

To enquire further about Admission to Holy Communion, please email the Sub Dean. 

Please visit the Church of England website for further details about Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion here