Baptism at St Peter's
What is baptism?
Baptism is the sign instituted by Jesus to unite us with his own baptism, and to allow us to join others as disciples in God's Church.
This can happen at any age, and once someone has been baptised we consider them a full member of the Church.
Baptism is a gift from God and we welcome anyone for baptism. You do not need to be a member of the Church to have a baby baptised or christened. We are happy to meet with you to discuss more fully what is involved in the service and what it means.
When do baptisms take place?
Baptisms usually take place at the main service on Sunday morning (at 09:30), although other arrangements can be made in special circumstances.
Adults who wish to make a public declaration of their baptismal promises sometimes do so at Confirmation (sometimes called Affirmation of Baptism). We offer instruction classes for teenagers and adults (usually lasting about 4-6 weeks). Confirmation is celebrated by the Bishop.
How to arrange
To arrange a baptism or to enquire about confirmation, please contact the rector.
There are no set fees for baptisms or confirmations. However, you may wish to make a financial contribution to the ministry of the church as part of your own giving thanks to God.