We encourage you to attend our preparation courses and to watch this video:
The birth of a baby is a time of great joy and something to celebrate!
Your child is precious to you and precious to God.
Being baptised marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith
as part of the local and worldwide Christian family.
In baptism, we thank God for his gift of life and make a decision
to start on the journey of faith and ask for the Church’s support.
Christening is about hearing how much God loves us,
about expressing our longing for God’s guidance
and grace and about determining to share his love with others.
It is a hugely positive and optimistic statement to make,
and a wonderfully solid foundation for life.
It’s worth adding that adults and older children are regularly baptised in the parish
- it is not just something which happens to babies.
Alternatively, you may find that the responsibilities required of public declarations of vows and promises
that you would have to undertake might be difficult or too challenging at your stage in life.
In such instances we suggest considering a Dedication Service.
You can find out more about Christenings on the Church of England website.
Different churches do baptism at different times.
At St Michael's we offer baptisms on virtually any Sunday,
either during the main Sunday morning service or after the service at 11:30am.
To discuss a baptism/Christening
Please call us on 01252 320108
or email us
and leave your details along with your preferred dates,
and we will contact you to book your big day.