Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments – CCC 1213
The Rite of Baptism involves immersing the candidate in water or pouring it over his/her head, while invoking the Name of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (CCC 1278).
Requirements for Baptism.
The role of the godparent is to help the baptised to lead a Christian life in harmony with baptism, and to fulfil faithfully the obligations connected with it.
For those wishing Baptism you must register with our church database, click here to fill in your household's details (please add your details and your partner and children.
Under "Areas of Interest" please click "Child Baptism Preparation"
Under "Communication" please click "Receive general emails" and "Receive phone calls" so that we can email and call you about the next steps.
Once you are registered on the database, a member of staff will contact you, initially by email. If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01483 562 704 (option 2).
What if my household is already registered on the database?
If you are already registered on the parish database then please email email@example.com and let us know which child you are seeking to baptise.
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