Practicalities about Christening


Anyone can be baptised, regardless of age.


Christenings - also called baptisms - often take place during a regular Sunday worship service, although we can also arrange a separate service, often on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Please contact the parish office in advance to arrange the baptism and have a conversation with Revd Jo. We have a form for you to fill in and bring to church to give to Jo. She will then arrange a date to come and meet with you to discuss the service. It's a lovely opportunity to discuss why baptism matters to you.



Godparents must have been baptised themselves and have reached the age of confirmation (Sometimes they choose to be baptised so that they can be Godparents). The names of the godparents need to be provided to the church office in a timely manner as they will be recorded in the church register. After the baptism, a baptismal certificate will be issued as an official document for the baptised individual.


To be baptised or have your child baptised, you should either live or have lived in the parish or have a special connection to the church.  If you have any doubts or questions, please contact the parish office.

Baptism Form

We need some data and information from you for your baptism or the baptism of your child.

About Baptism

If you would like to know more about the formal aspects of a baptism, read here.

Baptism FAQ

Get answers to the most frequent about christening in Church of England