baptism candle and oil

Baptism (also known as Christening) can be received as a child or as an adult. It is a welcoming into God's family, the church, and marks the beginning of the journey of Christian faith.  Contact us to enquire about a baptism and our vicar, Kate, will be in touch. 

Baptism for Children

baby baptism

Your child is precious to you and precious to God. You want the very best for them, and so does God. You want them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others.

A christening is just the beginning of this and so much more.

Over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by:

  • Being there for your child to talk to about the bigger questions of life – questions about hope, faith and love.
  • Praying for your child through the ups and downs of their faith journey.
  • Showing them practically how to make those good choices in life.
  • Helping them to learn more about their Christian faith, through their church and in other ways.
So it’s a commitment to start as you mean to go on.

We love to baptise the children of our parish at St Mary's and to support parents, families and loved ones as they do their best to guide and nurture these children.

You can find out more about baptism for children on the Church of England's website.

 Contact us to enquire about a baptism and our vicar will be in touch.