The Church of England’s ministry is rooted in the local communities that each Church serves. These areas are called parishes.
Baptisms (Christenings) are usually conducted on the 3rd Sunday of the month in a separate service at 12.00 pm.
We welcome all from this parish for baptism, including those who regularly attend worship here but live in another parish in the wider area. Those outside the parish and without a direct current link with the Church should approach their local Church for baptism there.
Because baptism indicates a desire to bring children up in the Christian faith, it is important that there is a connection with the Church community where that faith is formed and nurtured. This is because baptism is not supposed to be an isolated event, but part of a journey of faith in which worshipping in the Church will be an important ingredient now and in the future.
If you don’t already come to Church, now would be a good time to start. We aim to make parents and children welcome and provide for their needs. Please see our children and youth page for more information.
If you would like your child to be baptised then the arrangements are made on Sunday mornings after the 10.00 am service. Do come to the service (there is a Tots Corner for toddlers) and then join us for tea or coffee when you can then arrange the date for the service and also be invited to a Messy Church during which (separately from the Messy Church activities) the baptism preparation will take. This is important as it is a time to explore what Christians understand about baptism and talk through the service.
If you are an adult and would like to know more about the Christian Faith with a view to being Baptised then do speak to one of the clergy and consider joining us on one of our nurture courses, Faithbook and Pilgrim, see the relevant pages for more information.