We are delighted that you are interested in having your child baptised.
Baptism (or christening – it is the same service) marks the start of a person’s journey with God.  It is a new beginning as your child becomes a member of God’s family, the Church.  At St Mary’s, our church community wants to support you at every stage, so that your child can grow in faith: from their first steps, learning about what the Church believes, getting to know Jesus Christ for themselves, through to taking decisions about their own spiritual path as they get older.
First, we suggest that you come along to our Sunday services to get to know the church community here, and to get a feel for what we believe and our shared life as a worshipping community.  You can choose between a more informal service with Bible teaching and hymns at the 9.00 am Morning Service in the Bede House or our more formal worship, which takes place at 10.15am in church and is centred around the celebration of the Mass with bread and wine.  Please introduce yourselves to Fr Richard, who will guide you in what happens next.