Would you like your child to be baptised?
Your baby’s baptism is a time for celebration and joy and naturally we want the best for your baby. We want to help you plan for the baptism in the best possible way.
Please read below about what baptism is and then contact the parish for further information.
Thank you for asking to have your child baptised. Before the child can be baptised the Church teaches that there should be a ‘well founded hope that the child will be brought up in the Catholic Faith’. It is also required that those requesting Baptism for their child do so in a context of faith.
This is expressed through a life of prayer, regular attendance at Sunday Mass and being of real service and help to others.
Please don’t worry if you’ve been out of touch with the Church for some time; if your partner is not a Catholic; if you are a single parent or if you’re not sure about baptism.
We look forward to hearing from you and discussing with you any action needed on your part to prepare for the baptism.
Please Note – it is the usual practice to have two Godparents who must be over 16 years of age. At least one Godparent needs to be someone who practices their Catholic faith. Please contact the Parish Office via this website for an application form for Baptism Preparation.
Upon receipt of the application form the parish clergy will then contact you to arrange a meeting. At the meeting everything will be explained that you need to do to prepare for your child’s Baptism.