Canon Anthony Dwyer
Our Lady of Lourdes
1 Kirkwick Avenue
01582 712245

Church Address:
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
Rothamsted Avenue

Office Administrator: Mrs Melanie Armitage
Office hours: 9.30am - 12.30pm, Mon to Thu
Safeguarding Representative: Mrs Brigid Brennan

Our Lady of Lourdes is a Fairtrade Parish and a LiveSimply Parish.


The sacrament of Confirmation completes our initiation into the Church and is an important and exciting step for our young people as they become Christian adults. Through the preparation programme they journey together to explore their faith and the relevance of Jesus in their lives, and in doing so deepen their personal relationship with God. The programme culminates with the Confirmation Mass where they receive the power of the Holy Spirit and are invited to fully participate in the life of the church. 

Preparation for Confirmation

A team of experienced catechists organise our programme of three sessions, as well as a weekend retreat, which always proves an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all the participants.  As part of the programme our young people also get actively involved in the life the church, by assisting in an activity at Mass over a number of weeks. 

The Confirmation Preparation Programme runs from January to May in each year with application forms being distributed after Mass in the preceding autumn term. The Confirmation Mass normally takes place in June. Candidates for Confirmation must be in Year 9 at secondary school or older and must be baptised Catholics.

If you are interested in training to become part of the organising team, then please take a look at our Groups & Ministries page to find out more.

Adult candidates for Confirmation can receive instruction with the RCIA Group.