Baptisms (Christening)


A christening is the first step of an amazing journey with God,

parents, godparents, friends, family and the church.

A lifetime of discovering more about love, faith and hope begins, 

a wonderful moment to celebrate.




At a christening your child will be baptized with water. This is the heart of your child's christening.

There are several special moments in the service:

  • The vicar will pray for your child and for all those who will support them in their path of faith.
  • You and the godparents will make some important promises for your child in the service. You can see these words online at:

  • A special oil may be used to make the sign of the Cross on your child's forhead. It's a significant moment, which marks your child as
    belonging to God.
  • Water, which is blessed in the church's font, will be poured over your child's head by the vicar. This is your child's baptism.
  • Everyone promises to continue supporting your child from this moment.
  • A candle will be given to you in the service when the vicar says: "Shine as a light in the world to the glory of God"

You are invited to make the initial booking at our parish office at the church on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of any month from


A couple should allow at least three months between attending the Parish Office and the proposed date of the Baptism.

Those booking a baptism will be invited to take part in a baptsm preparation evening, before the baptism.

Following the baptism, candidates are encouraged to return to church on the first Sunday of the month after
the baptism at the 10am "Worship For All" service and can be accompanied by the godparents and family.

At this service, baptism candidates are welcomed by the congregation and receive the baptism certificate and candle.



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