All sacramental preparation will be online during the period of lockdown.
Courses are held according to need but usually about 3 or 4 times per year, for parents and for those anticipating the birth of their child. If you have attended a baptism course in the last three years, you may arrange your baby’s baptism without attending a course but you do need to contact us so that we can give you a signed baptism application form. If it has been longer than three years, we ask you to attend a one-off refresher course. These are arranged as necessary. To arrange a baptism, in all cases, you should submit a completed baptism application form, which has been signed by me, Robert Hitchcock. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptism Preparation Course
Due to Covid sessions can be arranged by emailing Robert Hitchcock, sessions will happen via Zoom
This lasts for roughly for one hour. where you will be able to ask questions and explore faith. The course consists of a short PowerPoint presentation and a video clip which involves discussion questions. At the session you will be given an application form please complete this form, when you return your form please could you suggest some dates as to when you are looking to celebrate the Sacrament and return your form to Robert Hitchcock where upon recite he will liaise on your behalf with the Clergy, once a date has been confirmed he will let you know.
A DATE IS ONLY CONDITIONAL UNTIL ROBERT HAS RECIVED YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION I WILL NEED THE APPLICATION FORM 10 DAYS BEFORE THE CEREMONY AT THE LATEST.
On the day of the celebration the Baptism Certificate will be presented in a Sacramental Passport folder. This will allow you to keep all the Sacramental milestones celebrated in one place. We do ask for a donation of £3.
All enquiries about preparation for sacraments should be addressed to Robert Hitchcock
to help prepare for the celebration of your Child’s Baptism Robert will require a few things from
1- select a scripture passage
2- select two readers one to read the selected scripture passage and another to read some prayers of intercessions(Bidding Prayers), all of this will be printed on the day.
2- A picture of your Child ( This will go on the front of the Baptism Service Booklet)
3- a list of people who you intend to invite to the ceremony for Track and Trace purposes to help with COVID-19
You can access the Baptism Book to prepare for the service, choosing the readings (if outside Mass) and practicing bidding prayers, by clicking on the blue link below.