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CHRISTENINGS

A Christening, or Baptism, is the first step of an amazing journey with God, parents, godparents, friends, family and the Church. A lifetime of discovering more about love, faith, and hope begins - a wonderful moment to celebrate.

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 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.

At present the parishes are without a Vicar, Rev Michelle having moved to a new parish in Peterborough. During the parish vacancy Baptisms take place at 12.30pm (midday) after a Sunday service.

​What do I do if I can't attend a service?

If you can’t come to a service, please contact one of the retired clergy after one of our services and they will be able to direct your enquiry 

What next?

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. Get in touch with us through our Contact Page

How much does a Christening cost?

There are no fees charged for Christenings.

Want to find out more?

Discover all you need to know about choosing, planning and going to a Church of England christening on the Church of England website.