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 for 2019 begins in January 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 only open to children already baptised Catholic who attend St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School OR children who are already baptised catholic AND worship at the Cathedral and attend a local non-Catholic School.

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 2019 - Application form