Baptism services are held when required, normally during the 10 am service on the 2nd Sunday of the month at the Parish Church, and on the 4th Sunday of the month at the Church Centre. Baptisms may also be possible at 6.30pm Evensong Services, please enquire.






Please call the Parish Office on 01892 521447 to request an application form.

Download our information leaflet.

What is Baptism?

In baptism, you as parents are thanking God for his gift of life, making a decision to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church's support.

For your child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from all that is evil, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.

Baptism is a 'sacrament' a visible sign of God's love. In baptism, we are thanking God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledging his love. We are acknowledging that we all need to turn away from selfishness and evil and to accept God’s offer of a new start.

Can we have a private service of Baptism? 

Baptisms usually take place in the church's main service, because they are a public declaration that your child has become part of the church family. It is important that the church congregation is there to support you and welcome your child. 

 I'm not a regular churchgoer. Can I still have my child Baptised? 

Yes. The Church believes that God's love is available to all, regardless of their background. The vicar can talk you through the options: you might prefer to have a Thanksgiving service first and then consider baptism when you have had time to talk through what is being asked of you.

You may also wish to find out more about the Christian faith and what joining the Church involves before you make a decision about baptism. Again, the vicar can give you guidance.

 What does it cost? 

A Baptism service is free, though there is a small charge of £35 for the certificate and candle.

Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

Dates for 2024

7th January Parish Church

11th February  Parish Church 

25th February Church Centre 

24th March Church Centre

14th April Parish Church 

28th April Church Centre

12th May Parish Church 

26th  May Church Centre

9th June Parish Church

23rd June Church Centre

14th July Parish Church

23rd July Church Centre

11th August Parish Church 

25th August Church Centre

8th September Parish Church

22nd September Church Centre

13th October Parish Church

27th October Church Centre

24th November Church Centre

8th December Parish Church




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