Baptisms at St Nicholas

Baptising children (sometimes called Christening) is one of the
most important things we do.

How Do I get My Child Baptised?

Baptism is freely available to every parishoner who requests it. It's our job as the church to help prepare you and your family for baptism.

Firstly we ask you to come to a main Sunday morning service, stay for coffee and chat with the Rector or Baptism administrator.

Then we ask both parents to attend two 1 hour preparation sessions to look at the baptismal vows and consider the faith your child is to be baptised into.

The dates of our next sessions are

March 3rd and 10th at 4pm
May 19th and 26th at 4pm
June 2nd and 9th at 4pm.
July 7th & 14th at 4pm

All sessions take place in St Nicholas' Church.

To book your place please click here to email.

I Wasn't Baptised as a Child. How do I put This Right?

If you are an adult who was not baptised as a child we'd be very happy to help you put this right. If you follow the preparation schedule highlighted above we would be very happy to baptise you in one of two ways. Either in a baptism service with your child, or during a Confirmation Service after completion of your confirmation preparation.

Emergency Baptism

Emergency baptism is available any time without preparation for both children and adults



Click here to download permission forms for candidates outside the parish

Once a baptism date is set please visit this page to fill in the application form.

We ask for you to arrange for a guest to deliver the Bible reading during the baptism service (afternoon baptism services only). Please click here to download.

While baptisms remain free we welcome donations from the family to our church funds.