First Holy Communion

Each year we provide a programme of preparation for the children of our parish who, being aged seven and above, are old enough to make their First Confession and receive their First Holy Communion. The programme usually begins each autumn and involves regular sessions with the children and three sessions for their parents. It culminates with the celebration of First Holy Communion on whichever Sunday the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

Our programme of preparation is open to children already baptised Catholic who belong to our parish either through registration or by living within our boundaries.

For further information please contact Sr Maura Chin at or if by post to this address: Sr Maura Chin, St John’s Cathedral, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth, PO1 3HG.

First Holy Communion 2018 - Application form