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. Very often the baptism of a baby is called a Christening.
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 us. We will send you some information about baptism and offer a visit from the Rector to talk about your child’s baptism.
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 for themselves. In this situation (and for anyone older) the baptism would usually take place in the setting of a Confirmation service conducted by a Bishop. These services usually take place in our deanery once a year at a service attended by people wishing to be confirmed from all the local churches.
If you would like to enquire about Confirmation, again the first step is to contact us.