Baptism

We have an 'open' policy regarding Infant Baptism, whereby we are happy to discuss such with anyone who lives within the parish boundary.  There is no pre-set requirement for church attendance, although we certainly try to encourage such!  If you have a child under school age, and would like to investigate the possibility further, please contact Fr. Ian, or leave an enquiry via the 'Contact Us' form on this website.

Baptisms are usually held during the main '10.30am' Sunday service, although can - in exceptional circumstances - be arranged on alternative days.  All Infant Baptism candidates require Godparents (a minimum of two or a maximum of three) - certain criteria apply regarding who you choose, so please ask for details before 'promising' someone the role!

For older children and adults, there are a number of conditions that have to be met before Baptism can occur - details available from Fr. Ian.  In these cases, church membership would be expected, and the Baptism seen in the context of a much wider vision.  Godparents are not usually required, although Sponsors are encouraged (and details will be provided upon enquiry).

There is no charge made for Baptisms - although, if you wish to make a 'Thank Offering' for your child, we are always grateful to receive a donation towards the work of our Church.  Your kindness is much appreciated.


UPDATED INFORMATION - as of JUNE 2015

We are now FULLY BOOKED for the rest of this year, so are unable to offer any further dates. We have now opened our Priority Waiting List for 2016, whereby you can have your name and details added to that list, and in the autumn - when next year's Baptism Diary is opened - you will be contacted before the dates go on general allocation.
So, if you would like to make such an enquiry, please do get in touch by telephoning 01252-544711, and speaking with Fr. Ian.