About 80 baptisms are celebrated each year at St Luke’s and Christ Church. In accordance with Church of England practice, anyone who lives in the parish or who is, or intends to become, a regular worshipper is welcome for baptism.

Baptism is about becoming a follower of Christ in his church. It is also a wonderful opportunity to welcome and thank God for the birth of a new baby. Preparation evenings are held several times a year, and the parents are expected to attend the evening closest to the baptism. Usually older children and adults seeking baptism are encouraged to explore a combined baptism and confirmation.

Infant baptisms take place on set Sundays, usually after the main morning service, at the following times:

12.15pm St Luke’s

12.45pm Christ Church

For more information about bookings, please contact the Parish Office. 


Baptism pack (PDF)

Advice for godparents (PDF)

Order of service (PDF)