Baptism (children)

Diocesan Policy on the Baptism of Children

a) For the first child there should be a minimum of two pre-baptism sessions. Where possible, this should be
done by a team which includes lay people. Where practice is strong in a family, it is
b) not always necessary for the parents to re-attend a baptism course, though their presence can help other
c) Baptism should never be refused, but might have to be delayed for pastoral reasons.

If you would like your child to be baptised, then contact one of the priests to make an appointment. If you wish your child to be baptised outside the parish, then the consent of the parish priest must be sought.

In these difficult pandemic times, we usually do baptisms on a Saturday afternoon. Other times are possible by arrangement, but also depend on the availability of the clergy.

The ceremony can also be followed via the internet streaming camera. This is helpful for those relatives and friends who might not be able to attend in person. See:

Please download the following form below, fill it in and (hand it in/post it) to the parish office: