Holy Baptism is the sacrament and rite through which people become Christians. It is undertaken by God’s grace through water, in the name of the Holy Trinity. Water is poured over a person’s head and in that moment they become a child of God, a member of his holy family and are given gifts that no evil can destroy.

We always encourage people from other parishes to approach their local church. However, we recognise that there are cases where people neither live in this parish nor are on the electoral roll, but who have strong links to St Mary’s. Under these circumstances we would be very happy to talk to you.

Baptism can take place either within the 9:30am Sunday service or as a separate service.

If you wish to have your child baptised or to be baptised yourself, please contact the parish office on 01606 889995.