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You can be baptised at St Andrew's at any age.

Services for Children

The Church of England has two special services for children:

Thanksgiving and Baptism
We offer both Thanksgiving and Baptism to everyone, as long as they live in the parish. 


This service takes place in church in one of our regular Sunday morning 10am services. You come to church with your child(ren), to give thanks to God for their safe arrival. Many parents find this a very moving experience – since childbirth (even in the age of hi-tech medical advances) is still a wonderful and miraculous thing. There is a prayer for parents to say together and we give you little present to enjoy at home.

BaptismBaptismal Candle

This is the next step. This service takes place on a First Sunday of the month also at our 10am service. Here we offer parents the chance to make serious promises to God about how they plan to bring up their child(ren) in the Christian faith. The minister sprinkles water on the child’s head and makes the sign of the cross on his/her forehead as an indication of membership in the world-wide Christian family. This is the same service previously known as Christening.

If you would like to enquire further, please just call us at the Church Office on 01252 715412 or e-mail at

Services for Adults

Baptism is also available for adults. If you are considering getting baptised please contact the Parish Office on 01252 715412 to arrange to discuss this with the Rector.

On occasion parents or potential godparents decide to get baptised alongside their children and we welcome this.