Church of England Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Harworth

Celebrating a New Arrival in your Family

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">WE ARE OPEN FOR BAPTISMS but please note, if it is a standard alone service (i.e. taking place in the afternoon) maximum attendance is 30 persons.</span>

All Saints' Church has seen many stories unfold within its walls over the years and now, we invite your story to become part of our story. We are an Inclusive Church , which means that all types of families, regardless of relationship status and including those of solo arents, same sex parents and blended families can truly have confidence that they and their child will be welcomed by and into our church family. 

Your first step is to either come along to a service any Sunday at 10am or call our Baptisms Coordinator, Gillian Wratten, on 01302 742463. We ask both parents, or the solo parent, to consider carefully whether baptism is right for them. The Church will not take it lightly, we regard it as much more than just something to tick off the list before a child's first birthday; it is crucial that, if there are two parents, both are supportive and engaged in the journey to and from baptism. It is not compulsory and we will actively support any parent who is not ready to make such huge, lifelong promises. An alternative to baptism called 'Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child' (TFBC) is available instead of baptism. Unlike baptism, TFGC can take place at a venue of your choice, requires no big promises and can still be a stepping stone to baptism later in a child's life.

HSBH_TFTGOAC_-_Baptism_Information_Booklet, PDF