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 to Rev. Michelle 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.
Normally, Christenings take place on a Sunday during one of the main services.
What do I do if I can't attend a service?
If you can’t come to a service, please contact Revd. Michelle to discuss.
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.
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.