Baptisms/Christenings

Baptism (also called Christening) is the wonderful moment marking our welcome into God's family - it celebrates the love of God and his people and the joy of new life brought into God's kingdom. We hope the following details help as you consider this service.

Am I or my child allowed to be baptised in St Andrew’s or St Bridget’s?

Yes! Anyone living in the parishes, children or adults are welcome to be baptised in their local parish church. If you live outside the parishes, you will need to have some link with the church – this can be either through attendance or through strong family connections.

When do Baptisms happen?

In St Andrew’s, Baptisms usually take place on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Family Worship. However they can also be arranged as part of the Service of Holy Communion (the Eucharist) or occasionally after the main service. In St Bridget’s. Baptisms are arranged on an individual basis.

How do I book a Baptism?

To arrange a date for a Baptism please contact the Rector

The Rector will then meet with you beforehand and explain what the Service means, the role of Godparents and the support we offer as you give this gift of God’s love to your child or seek it for yourself.

Is there a cost for a Baptism?

No! There is no cost for a Baptism – it is God’s gift of his love and presence with us. If the Organ is required for music or songs however, there is a small fee.
 
 
 
 
 

 


Thanksgiving for the birth of a child
Some parents prefer to welcome their child with a service of thanksgiving.