Baptising children (sometimes called Christening) is one of the
most important things we do.
How Do I get My Child Baptised?
Baptism is freely available to everyone who requests it. It's our job as the church to help prepare you and your family for baptism.
To prepare for you or your child's baptism we ask for a minimum regular attendance of 2 months at Sunday morning worship.
Following this we send you an information document which contains the promises that you and your God Parent's make to God during the service. We ask each parent to read it carefully.
The Rector or baptism visitor will then visit to discuss the service and the promises made at baptism. Following this we will book a date for your service at St Nicholas'
This approach has been honed over many years in order to help families get the most from baptism's meaning and give the appropriate response in bringing children up as Christians within the family of the church. Therefore if you have a date in mind it's important that we begin this process early enough to help you book your chosen date.
I Wasn't Baptised as a Child. How do I put This Right?
If you are an adult who was not baptised as a child we'd be very happy to help you put this right. If you follow the preparation schedule highlighted above we would be very happy to baptise you in one of two ways. Either in a baptism service with your child as an example to all your guests, or during a Confirmation Service after completion of your confirmation preparation.
Emergency baptism is available any time without preparation for both children and adults