A christening (baptism) is the point of entry into the Christian faith. If you would like your child to be baptised into the Christian family at St Mary’s we would strongly encourage you to come and join us for worship before you approach us regarding a baptism. To make arrangements for a baptism please contact the Parish Administrator via the Contact Us page to register your initial details and to arrange a meeting.
However there are currently restrictions in place due to the prevalence of Covid-19. Reference should be made to the relevant current Government's guidelines. At this time this predominantly means limiting the numbers present on such occassions to 30 people.
Baptisms usually take place during our Parish Eucharist on the second Sunday of the month. Children from 2 or 3 families may be baptised at the same service. Parents attend a preparation evening prior to their child's baptism.
If you would like to mark your child’s birth but you are not sure about making baptismal vows, we can arrange a Service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child. More details of this service and of a baptism service can be found at:-
Please download the baptism application form here