A christening - or holy baptism - is the moment when an individual "joins" the Church and becomes a member of the Christian community throughout the world. At St Mary's we take seriously our responsibilities to welcome all who wish to take this important step and we are keen to respond positively to all enquiries. Baptism is usually administered on a Sunday either at the 10.00am morning service or at a separate service during the afternoon. The service is rich in symbolism and allows parents and god-parents to celebrate the birth of a child and begin a his or her journey through faith to a deeper relationship with God.

Of course adults are often baptised too. It is never too late and we will be happy to discuss your situation with you.