The Bishop usually comes to Purley during the month of November. The formal catechetical preparation begins in the September that the Candidate joins School Year 11 but the preparation begins in Year 10 with Youth Cafe on a Sunday evening with the Youth Ministry Team.
Again commitment is an important element of this Sacrament and after an Enrolment Mass in early September the Candidates are divided into small groups of approximately eight and the Sessions take place in the Catechists Home. They will be asked to choose a Sponsor who must be a baptised, confirmed Catholic who practices regularly. The preparation will include a Day of Retreat and, the week before the Confirmation, a Supper when the whole Group again come together (often with the Bishop if he is available).