The parish community welcomes families who apply to celebrate the baptism of a child.

As parents, you have already given your child the gift of life and you nurture that gift by the love you give to your child. In asking to have your child baptised you are also expressing your wish to share your Christian faith with your child.

Baptisms are usually celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 11.00 am. Bookings are required as we limit the celebration to four children, unless there are special circumstances.

The parish community is ready to support parents as they undertake the important responsibility of teaching their child about the Christian life. To help you to prepare for this important celebration and to understand the full meaning of Baptism, the parish baptismal team encourage you to attend one of the parish preparation evenings.


Parents wishing to present a child for Baptism please note that Baptism is not celebrated at St Mary’s during the season of Lent. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which falls on 26 February in 2020. Baptism will be celebrated again after Easter. Baptism is celebrated at 11.00 am on Sundays 12 and 26 January, 9 and 23 February, 26 April, 10 and 24 May, 12 and 26 July, 9 and 23 August, 13 and 27 September, 11 and 25 October, 8 and 22 November, 13 December.

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