welcome children and adults in baptism, in accordance
with normal Church of England practice.
The baptism of children involves serious and long-term
commitments by parents and Godparents, so we offer preparation
that will help you decide whether to go for baptism,
or for the alternative, which is a service of thanksgiving,
including a naming ceremony.
Baptisms and thanksgivings always take place as part
of the normal Sunday morning worship, so that the whole
church community can be involved in welcoming a new
If you are not currently a churchgoer here, please
come to one of the services – either on Sunday
or the monthly parent and toddler service – or
make contact with the Vicar, Rev. Richard Adams.
We regret that we are unable to baptise children who
live outside the parish unless the family is already
in regular membership at St. John’s.