Baptisms

Babies & younger children.

After the birth of a baby or in the years that follow many parents choose to have their child baptised and we are always pleased to hear from those who would like this for their child.

Choosing to have your child baptised is a big decision and we will help you to understand the significance of the decision that you will make and what it means to be baptised.

If you would like to explore the possibility of a baptism for your child, then the first step is to contact the parish office.   You will then receive some information about baptism and the offer of a visit from the vicar to talk about your child’s baptism.  Baptisms usually take place in a 10.00 am Sunday service unless there is a good reason for the service to take place at a different time.   We ask that the family attends two Sunday services in the Parish before baptism takes place.

Older children & adults.

Once a child reaches the age of about 10 or 11 the church considers them mature enough to make the decision to be baptised on their own.  In this situation (and for anyone older) the baptism would usually take place in the setting of a Confirmation service with a Bishop.  These services usually take place once a year at a service attended by people wishing to be confirmed from a group of local churches.

If you would like to enquire about Confirmation, please contact the parish office.