I know in the Latin Catholic Church there are some circumstances where a priest can confirm although they do general consider a bishop to be the ordinary minister of the sacrament. In the Eastern churches (certainly Orthodox and I believe Catholic) it is the normal practice for the priest to administer what is called in the East Chrismation. It is given in infancy in conjunction with baptism. I have never known or heard of a priest confirming in the Church of England (my church) or any other Anglican church. I would, therefore, like to know if an Anglican priest can ever confirm. I wondered perhaps if an Anglican priest if baptising a dying person would in such an emergency situation have the power to also administer confirmation.