You are welcome to have your child baptised, or to be baptised yourself, if you live in the parish of All Saints'. We hold our baptisms during our regular Sunday morning services, because we are welcoming the baptised person to the family of the church, so we want to do that when the family of the church is there too, to join in the welcome!
To find out whether your house is in our parish, please fill in your postcode here.
Even if you don't live in the Parish, we might still be able to conduct a baptism if you have a connection with All Saints'. To find out more, please get in touch with the Vicar, the Rev'd Kate Blake, using the boxes at the end of this page.
We have a form to fill in for people who are interested in holding a baptism at All Saints' Church - it looks a bit complicated on the screen, but we hope it's easier to understand when its printed out. It can be completed with the Vicar, who will come to visit you if you're planning a baptism to help you prepare for the service, and will be happy to talk you through the service and the paperwork.
The Church of England website also has a lot of helpful information about baptisms and what to expect from the service, and how you might prepare. If you decide that perhaps the commitments and promises that we make to God at a baptism aren't things you're quite ready for yet, we would be happy to have a service of thanksgiving for the birth of your child instead.
You can be baptised at any age, and we would never encourage you or potential godparents to make promises that you don't feel you can commit to with integrity. We do though expect the godparents you choose to be at least baptised themselves, and ideally also confirmed, because otherwise they're promising to lead your child on a path of faith which they haven't walked themselves.