Baptisms (Christenings)

Baptism is a wonderful celebration of new life through which we welcome people into the Christian faith. Promises are made by parents and godparents on behalf of their children. Adults commit themselves to be members of the church family.  Anyone who lives in our parish or has a strong connection with our church is entitled to be baptised at Holy Trinity.

In normal circumstances (pre-coronavirus), baptisms at Holy Trinity usually takes place on the last Sunday of the month in a special service at 1pm.  Details of what it's about and what is involved can be found in the our information leaflet (on the right).  You might also like to look at the Church of England's Christening website (for infants) or visit their pages on adult baptism.

Currently, due to the restrictions in place as a result of COVID-19, although baptisms can take place, there are a number of restrictions in place.  Most significantly to those planning a Christening, is that the numbers attending are restricted.  The government set a maximum of 30 people but, with the required 2m physical distancing in our church building, these 30 must be made up of no more than 16 households / bubbles.

If you are interesting in arranging a baptism at Holy Trinity, for yourself or your child, the first step is to contact the Vicar, Mother Katy.  She can have a conversation with you about the impact of all the current restrictions in place due to COVID-19 and help you decide whether to go ahead now or wait a while.