Church of England Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Ordsall and Retford Saint Michael


We welcome enquiries about baptism in All Hallows Church. Baptisms take place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

We try to make baptism both a holy occasion and a relatively relaxed time. We invite you, if you wish, to contribute to the service by reading or saying something about what your child means to you.

To arrange a baptism of an infant the process is straightforward.

Please get in touch with our Baptism Co-ordinator by telephone (07702 091899) with the following details:

Your name

The full name of the person to be baptised

Their date of birth

Your address

Your contact details, including a telephone number

You will be invited to a Baptism Preparation evening which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.00pm. The Baptism Co-ordinator will give you a provisional date for the Baptism which will be confirmed when you attend the Preparation Evening.


1) We do ask that you live in the parish (in which case you have a legal right to a baptism), or that you have a strong connection to Ordsall Church.

2) Ordsall Church is popular with people requesting baptism and so there may be a delay before the baptism can take place

It is customary to have three godparents, two of the same sex of the child being baptised, and one of the opposite sex. But this is no more than a convention (though an ancient one) and you are welcome to choose such godparents as you wish; they must, however, be aged 16 or over.

We also welcome enquiries from older children and from adults wishing to be baptised.