Choose godparents. Traditionally a boy will have two
godfathers and one godmother, a girl one godfather and two godmothers, but there is no rule about this. Godparents must themselves have been baptised, and must be able to make the baptismal
promises in good faith.
Contact the Parish Administrator here. A member of the clergy will visit you in your home and fill in a simple application form, talking
through with you the service itself and the ways in which children can grow in their faith after baptism.
Adults and older children who wish to be baptised
will be invited to take part in a preparation course, which will give a chance to look at the basic Christian story and lifestyle, and help you ask and resolve your own questions about
There is no fee for a baptism. The whole point of
the rite is to show God’s free choice of us as his children out of sheer love: to put a pricetag on that would fatally undermine the meaning of the ceremony. We always welcome donations but
do not expect them.