The sacrament of Confirmation in the diocese of Hexham and Newcastle at the request of the Bishop is conferred on young people in school Year 9 and above. St. Mary’s and the local parishes have a joint confirmation programme which runs on alternate years.
Please consult the Parish Newsletter for details of the next confirmation programme.
This year, the Confirmation Preparation Programme for the Heavenfield Partnership will be held at St. Mary’s, Hexham, and will be led by Fr. Peter Stoddart.
This programme will begin with an introductory session on 18th July.
Confirmation will take place at 7:00pm on 20th November.
The programme will be open to any young people who are currently in year 8 (will begin year 9 in September) and above.
It is also hoped to concurrently run a preparation programme for older young people, who have not yet been confirmed. If you are interested in attending either of these Preparation Programmes, please forward names and contact details to St. Mary’s Parish Office as soon as possible (01434 603119 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dates for the 2018 Confirmation Preparation Programme
Thursday 12th July - This "Come and See" introductory session will be held at St. Mary's Church, Hexham
Saturday 8th September (Provisional date) - An "away-day", to be held at the Emmaus Youth Village
The following sessions will all start at 7:00pm and will take place at St. Mary's Church, Hexham:
Thursday 11th October
Thursday 18th October
Thursday 25th October
Thursday 1st November
Thursday 8th November
Thursday 15th November
The Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle will come to St. Mary's to Confirm our candidates on Tuesday 20th November