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?

At St Andrew’s, Baptisms can be arranged to take place during a Sunday morning service so that the whole congregation can join in the baptismal welcome. Otherwise Baptisms usually take place at 12.30pm after the main Sunday morning service.

At St Bridget’s, Baptisms are most often at 12.30pm, but can also be during the 9.15am service on the 2nd or 3rd Sunday of the month.

How do I book a Baptism?

To arrange a date for a Baptism please email the Rector or use the contact us form. If this is not possible, please telephone the office.

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.