We are a church that tries to say ‘yes’ to requests for a Christian Baptism, Marriage or Funeral, but there are certain qualifications that apply, and we are happy to help you decide if this is the right thing for you or your loved ones.

Baptism, Marriage and Funerals all mark crossroads or milestones in our lives and in the lives of those closest to us, our family and friends. They are important events in the life of the parish family too, marking as they do turning points on our journey in the Christian faith.

Baptisms usually take place in the Sunday service at 9:30 am.

To arrange a Baptism please contact: [email protected] 

Godparents should be baptised and confirmed, and it is usual to have three Godparents (two of the same sex as the child, and one of the opposite sex).

For full Baptism details please download the Baptism Policy Document below

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The Church takes its obligations to protect Children and Vulnerable Adults very seriously and is fully committed to implement and comply with all the policies and procedures required by the Diocese.

In 2017 we moved from Year 6 Confirmations to what we are calling CCC (Children receiving Communion before Confirmation). Our Bishop has a preference for Confirmation candidates to be aged 14 and above, so that it really is a serious decision that they are making. This practice is now widely adopted across the broad spectrum of Anglican styles of worship.

This ‘in between’ stage acknowledges that children can have an active faith at a younger age, and a sense of wanting to belong more fully. But it allows them to move onto Secondary School and adjust to teenage life, before coming to this more mature decision later on.

The preparation is not so full as it is for Confirmation, and usually takes place over four sessions. The advice is that the parents join in the preparation classes as well, so that the child feels supported and this is an extension of the idea of the promises made on behalf of a child at Baptism.

Please give this your thought and prayer, and contact us if you and/or your children are interested in pursuing this or to discuss this further.

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