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Confirmation Services

Confirmations 2017. CYNTHIA BLACK PHOTO

"In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature and public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop." – Book of Common Prayer, p. 412


Online registration form

For youth 18 and under to be confirmed in 2017, a registration form must be submitted no later than Friday, November 18, 2016.  Youth must be in 8th grade or higher to be eligible for Confirmation.

A registration form for adults to be confirmed/received/reaffirmed in 2017 must be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

About the Confirmation service

For full information, including parking instructions and service logistics, please see General information about the Confirmation service for confirmands, sponsors, families & guests in the Resources box at left.

Location: All confirmations are held at Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral, located at 608 Broad St., Newark, NJ, 07102 (Google map).

Guests: There is no limit to the number of guests that a confirmand may invite.

Arrival time: Confirmands need to be at the Cathedral 45 minutes prior to the start of the service for the rehearsal.

Length of service: The Confirmation service usually lasts between 1-1/2 and 2 hours, depending upon the number of people being confirmed.

Dining opportunities after the service: Neither the Diocese nor the Cathedral hosts a reception following the Confirmation service. If you and your guests are interested in dining opportunities in downtown Newark, use this link to explore your options: