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, Susanna Hawksley.  I can be contacted at

Baptism Preparation Course

Our next course will be held on Sunday 17th November, Session One from 3pm – 4:30pm AND Sunday 24th November, Session Two from the slightly later time of 3:30 – 4:30pm. 

The course is made up of two sessions on two Sunday afternoons.
The second session is followed by the 5pm Mass for the Rite of First Anointing. At the second session of the course you will receive a Sacramental Passport for your child for you to store all future sacramental certificates, for which we ask a donation of £3.
Please sign up on the form in the link between the porch and the hall.

All enquiries about preparation for sacraments should be addressed to

You will be given a baptism application form at the course. After completion of the course, you will need to contact one of the parish clergy to arrange the actual baptism. You should return the application form fully completed at least a week before the baptism so that the certificate can be prepared. 

You can access the Baptism Book to prepare for the service, choosing the readings (if outside Mass) and practising bidding prayers, by clicking on the blue link below.

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