Confirmations take place at Ampleforth every year in the Summer term. Students from Year 10 and upwards are invited to participate in the Confirmation programme.
This is run in House-based groups. The House Chaplain calls students to consider Confirmation and invites them to enroll in a group in the house. The catechesis begins in the second half of Michaelmas term and runs until the ceremonies themselves shortly after the Easter holiday. A senior student in each house does much of the catechesis, guided and taught by the central chaplaincy and overseen by the House Chaplain. The catechesis includes prayer, conversation, meditation and a retreat. On the Friday night before the ceremonies there is a vigil for prayer. The Confirmation ceremonies take place in the presence of the monastic community, college and family.