Below is some important information about the arrangements for the Confirmation Mass on Saturday 23rd October at St Joseph's church, GU1 4AZ.
The Confirmation Mass will start promptlyat 11am and candidates are required to arrive in the church by 10.30am at the latest. If you would like your photo taken, please arrive at 10am. See more information about photos below.
Please arrive through the main hall doors not the main entrance of the church.
There will be reserved seating for the candidate, the sponsor and your household only. There will be no extra seating in the church but additional guests are welcome to sit in the hall and watch the live stream. The live-stream can also be watched from home via this link.
We ask that mobiles are switched off throughout the Mass and no photos are to be taken.
Please let us know if anyone from your family needs gluten-free hosts or if wheelchair access will be needed.
There will be a professional photographer to take pictures of the candidates being confirmed. No photos are to be taken during the Mass. There will also be an opportunity for the candidates and their sponsor and families to be photographed in the church hall before the Mass. The photographer will be ready at 10am.
You will be able to view photos and have them printed immediately. They will not be online afterwards so it is important to bring cash/card along if you are likely to want to purchase some photos. The cost per mounted photo is £12 or £30 for 3.
Please dress modestly (like you would when you visit your grandparents).
There is a multi-storey car park on York Road. The car park is clearly sign-posted off York Road (by the church). Please keep the lay-by outside the church free for drop-off and pick-up.
Unless you are exempt, please ensure everyone in your group is wearing a face covering.
If you or anyone in your household displays symptoms of Covid-19 then please do not attend. We can arrange another time for your child to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Please let us know if you are not coming.
The Catholic Parish of Guildford
Church of St Mary: 157 Aldershot Road, Guildford, GU2 8BP Church of St Joseph: 12 Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, GU1 4AZ Church of St Edward: Sutton Park, Guildford, GU4 7QN Church of St Pius x: Laustan Close, Guildford, GU1 2TS