Adult and Infant Baptism

Making a personal commitment to follow Christ is a special step on our journey of faith.

A servce of baptism (otherwise known as a christening), can take place at any age. Those who are old enough, make promises for themselves. 

Parents may wish to bring their babies or young children to be baptised. At a service for a child, Godparents make promises on behalf of the child to support parents in bringing up their children within the Christian faith. Those who are baptised as infants, may make their own commitment at a service of Confirmation led by the Bishop. To find out more about this next step follow the link to the Church of England website Confirmation

To find out more about infant baptism please click on  Baptism. Or for adults wishing to make the committment for themselves click Adult Baptism

Some parents choose to have a service of Thanksgiving for the birth of their child, or to welcome an adopted child into their family. To find out more click Thanksgiving for birth

Please contact our vicar to arrange a baptism at any of the churches in our benefice. You will be asked to complete a booking form and attend a preparation session either in person or on zoom. As you prepare for your special day a member of the baptism team may also be in contact. 

Families who live out of the area, but have a local connection with one of the churches in the benefice are also welcome to approach us to discuss baptism but we do encourage you to make the connection with your own parish church. 

A Baptism can be included as part of most of our main Sunday Services. On occasions we may also hold a separate service on a Sunday Afternoon. Baptisms are rarely held on other days and only for good pastoral reasons or in emergency. To enquire about a baptism in one of our churches please contact the church warden of the church in the first instance.