Baptisms

Baptism is also known as Christening. Everyone is welcome to have their child baptised in their parish church.

There are around 10,000 babies and children baptised in the Church of England every month and each newly baptised person joins a family of two billion baptised people around the world.

In bringing their child for baptism parents make a decision to start their child on a lifelong journey of faith. Parents and godparents thank God for the gift of new life and promise to help and support the child in their growth in faith. The church also promises to welcome the newly baptised and to pray for them.

We also welcome adults who want to be baptised. All baptisms take place during our 10am Sunday service, usually on the third Sunday of the month. We try to make sure we find a date that suits you and your family.

If you would like to consider baptism, for yourself or for your child, come to one of our services and speak to one of the clergy team. We will then meet with you to help you to prepare for this special celebration.

The Church of England’s Christenings website.