Baptism or Christening is the formal way we become Christians, given to us by Jesus. It is a sacrament - a physical sign (the pouring-on of water) - with the words by which God gives us His grace and power:
“I baptise you, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”
Christenings at our Churches
If you would like your christening to take place at St Mary's or at St. John's, we invite you first to attend one of our services (9 a.m. at St. John's or 9 a.m. or 10.30 at St. Mary's) to say hello to Rev. Michelle or Fr. Tom and/or one of the churchwardens, and to see what our worship is like. We are a growing congregation, and have babies and very young children as part of our church family - and facilities for them - so please bring them along too. If you can’t come to a service, please ring Rev. Michelle or Fr. Tom to discuss.
Normally, Christenings take place on a Sunday during one of the main services.
To prepare for the Christening, we will arrange for you to meet with one of our priests to finalise details and to go through the service.
There are no fees charged for Christenings.