Baptisms

The church building is currently closed. We are not permitted to conduct Weddings, Baptisms or Funerals in church until further notice. If you have questions about these services, or any other aspect of our church life, please get in touch and we will do our best to help. St Nicholas’ clergy are still available to conduct funeral services, but are only able to do so at the graveside or in the Crematorium, where the Government’s guidelines on numbers attending will need to be observed. Please see below for information about how to organise a Baptisms under less unusual circumstances.


clara_baptism_croppedWe’re delighted that you’re considering having your child baptised (christened) here. The first step is to fill out the Baptism Form. If you’d like to have several children baptised together, please fill out a form for each one.

Complete a Baptism Form
Once you’ve completed the form, please return it to the Parish Office by email, by post or by hand.

Meeting with the Vicar
After we’ve received your completed Baptism Form, we’ll contact you to arrange an appointment for you and your child to meet the Vicar and discuss the baptism. At this meeting the Vicar will be able to arrange a date for the baptism.

We always try to work with families to find a date that suits them. Ours is a particularly popular church for baptisms so it can be quite some time from an initial enquiry to the next available baptism date. Some families are happy to share the day with others, which offers more flexibility with dates, but this is entirely optional.

Baptising Adults
We also baptise older children and adults, with the application process being the same as it is for infants.

The Cost of Baptisms
The church makes no charge for Baptisms.

Room Hire
The Blenkin Room, a lovely light space upstairs in our new Centre, is available for hire and is popular for Baptism celebrations. See our Venue Hire page for more information.

Thanks to the Brown family for sharing this photo with us.