Church of England Diocese of Birmingham St. Mary Temple Balsall

Baptisms

Baptism for children

Baptism (Christening) is a sacrament which can be performed at any age and at St Mary's we regularly baptise babies, children and adults.

When you are baptised you formally become a member of of the Christian Church.

If you would like to talk to us about baptism, please telephone 01564 772415

Godparents

    parents and Godparents need to commit themselves to giving the child a Christian upbringing within the family of the Church. they should help the child to be regular in public worship and prayer by teaching and example.

The Baptism Service

You can download a sample copy of the baptism service here

You can download an application form for a baptism here.

Adult Baptism

For an adult baptism you will be asked to make the promises of baptism for yourself, repenting of your sins and turning to Christ. You must declare before God that you accept the Christian faith.

The baptism of adults is sometimes followed immediately by confirmation and first Communion.

If you would like to talk to us about adult baptism, please telephone 01564 772415