Here at St Matthew’s we believe that Christening is important for three reasons:

Firstly we come to give thanks to God for your child. Life is a precious gift and as such a child’s Christening service allows family and friends to gather together and thank God for them, the joy they bring and the potential they have.

Secondly we believe that Christening recognises the start of a child’s journey in the Christian faith.

Thirdly we believe that something very special happens when you get a child, a Vicar and some water together. A child’s Christening is a special moment
when God draws near.

We hold our Christening services at 12:15 every Sunday. If you want to find out more about Christening at St Matthew’s Church and book a date for your child to be Christened we ask you to come along to a ‘Come and Meet Us’ Christening Enquiry Evening or Morning where we will think about what Christening means for you and your child.  It is an opportunity to get to know us  here at St Matthew’s and St Wilfrid’s and also to book a date in the diary for your child’s service. The morning will last no longer than half an hour and children are very welcome.

If you want to be baptised as an Adult then things are somewhat different for more information please see our Adult Baptism page.

Please complete the form below to register for one of our “Come and Meet Us’ evenings and mornings, we will be looking forward to meeting you.

In the meantime you may have questions you want to ask please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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