Baptism - Frequently Asked Questions

The Church receives with joy those who are to be baptized. We welcome all such candidates and we are committed to upholding them in their new life in Christ. Together with parents and godparents we are trusting in God for their growth in faith.

When do we baptise children at St Mary's?

Usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month during the main morning service at 10.30am, which normally includes Holy Communion. Children from up to three families may be included in one of these services. We aim for these occasions to be friendly and lively, relaxed yet dignified, informative and uplifting.

What happens?

Nearer the time of your child's baptism someone will visit you and explain what is going to happen so don't worry if you're not sure. Parents and godparents have some things to say during the service but there is nothing to learn and the minister will make it clear what to do. The best way to find out what happens of course is to come along to a baptism service and see for yourself.

How much does baptism cost?

Baptism is free and costs no money. But if you would like to make a donation to the Church it would be very useful. Cheques payable to "Send P.C.C." The Treasurer will be pleased to explain to you some of the schemes we have for those who choose to give regularly in support of the Christian ministry and mission of St Mary's church.

After baptism - what next?

Children are welcome in the life and worship of St Mary's Church. We try to make some occasions more suitable for children.

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