Most baptisms take place at St Peter’s Church on Sundays at 12noon, but some may take place during the 10.00 am Holy Communion service. To arrange a baptism, call into church during the Office Hour, between 6.00pm and 7.00pm on Thursday evenings.

To help you understand about baptism you will be invited to a preparation evening, usually a month before the baptism date. Parents are expected to attend, and godparents are very welcome too.

A common question associated with baptism is about godparents - who can be a godparent and who is a suitable person.

People have lots of reasons for choosing a particular person to be godparent to their child, but usually it is a relative or close friend who can be trusted to have the interests of the child at heart. They have to have been baptised (christened) themselves, which can be in the Roman Catholic Church, Methodist Church or other Christian church. Godparents have to be prepared to stand alongside you and, with you, promise to bring the child up to know the Christian faith and to encourage them in that faith. 

Traditionally boys have two godfathers, and one godmother and girls have two godmothers and one godfather.

If you have any questions about baptism, please send a query via the 'Contact Us' button or ask at the Office Hour.  

For more information click this link to take you to the Church of England website 


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