Sacrament of Baptism

Sacrament of Baptism

Parents will need to attend a Baptism Course prior to their child’s Baptism. Places on the Baptism course for Parents are booked by appointment only with the parish office. To book an appointment please contact Jane Foskett on 0208 8451919 or email janefoskett@rcdow.org.uk.

Criteria for Baptism at St Raphael’s Parish

At least one parent must be a practicing catholic and the parent who is not a catholic must agree and sign the Baptismal consent form. Your family will need to be registered in the parish and attending mass regularly for at least 6 months prior to the date of your child’s Baptism. Godparents must be aged 16 or over, confirmed in the faith, and be practicing Catholics attending mass regularly. They will need to provide a letter from their Parish Priest (if not parishioners of St Raphael’s) confirming their regular attendance at mass. This is part of the guidelines for the Sacrament of Baptism in the Diocese of Westminster.