What is Baptism?

Baptism (or a christening as it is often known)  is the start of your child’s journey in faith. As parents, you are thanking God for the gift of life and asking the Church for its support. Baptism involves turning away from darkness and turning towards Christ. Once Baptised your child will become a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.

Anyone is entitled to be Baptised. Baptism is normally associated with young children but people of any age can be Baptised. Godparents need to be baptised themselves before they can take on this important role.


Please consult with the Rector to discuss Baptisms. These are normally conducted during our main sunday morning services.  In the service you promise that you will do what you can to bring up your child as a Christian and we promise that we will make your child welcome as part of the church family. At St Martin’s we pride ourselves on making the service a special occasion for everyone.

There is no charge for Baptisms.  Instead, we encourage donations that help support our church.

Further Information

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Baptisms at St Martin's