Baptism is the start of the Christian journey. Of itself it does not make you a Christian, but it opens the door to the life God wants us to lead.

Baptism does this in a number of ways :-

  1. It acknowledges God’s grace freely given to your child, an individual within his/her family.

  1. It allows us to give thanks to God for the birth of your child.

  1. It allows you, and the Godparents, to declare publicly that you are going to support your child on his/her Christian journey.

  1. It starts your child on the way to Confirmation, acknowledging the declarations for themselves, receiving Holy Communion and thereby becoming a committed Christian.


Can our child be baptised?

Baptism is free and would normally take place in your local parish Church.

If you have strong links with a Church which isn’t your local Parish Church then it may be possible to arrange Baptism but you will need to speak to the Rector.

At St. Cuthbert’s, baptism is on the first Sunday of each month.


I wasn’t baptised as a child, it is possible to be baptised as an adult?

YES, it is possible and at St Cuthbert’s we would normally arrange for this to take place at a special evening service. As an adult you would have a sponsor to stand alongside you rather than Godparents speaking for you. Also adult Baptism would normally be followed by Confirmation (see more information about Confirmation).


For More Information……

Information about baptism is available in St. Cuthbert’s Church and from the Church Office.

If you wish to book your child’s baptism please call the Parish Office on 01704 232139 Monday - Friday 10.30am - 11.30am