Sacrament of Baptism

If you would like to have your child or yourself baptised, please contact the Parish Priest on 01723 360358. Parents wishing to have their child baptised are normally required to attend a Baptism Preparation Programme which is held 3 times yearly, comprising of four sessions of one hour each. NOTE: Following the easing of the Coronavirus restrictions, Baptisms are now taking place, but with certain restrictions. We have a legal obligation to comply with Government Test & Trace Regulations. All in attendance will be required to provide their full names and contact phone number.

If you are not a Catholic but wish to be received into the Church, or if you are an adult who has been away from the Church for a long period of time and wishes to return, please speak to the Parish Priest.

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),4 and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: ‘Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word’.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church No.1213