Baptism

Congratulations! If you are reading this it is probably because you have a new baby, or are expecting a new addition to your family. Perhaps you are wondering if an older child can also be Baptised. Here is some information to help you:

These are the following dates available for infant's baptism for 2019:
  • 16th June
  • 21st July
Please note there are no Baptisms during the Advent and Lenten seasons.

Prior to the Baptism, parents (and Godparents if they live in the Deanery of Brentwood), are invited to attend a 2 hour session at the church to help prepare for your child’s Baptism. Infant Baptism Preparation Courses with Fr. Anthony will be held at 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. in the Parish Room on 13th February, 15th May, 12th June and 17th July. Please contact Fr. Anthony to register your child's Baptism and to arrange your course dates before confirming the date of your child’s Baptism.

It is usual to make contact at least six months in advance of the desired Baptism date but we understand that there may be circumstances where this is not possible so please don’t hesitate to call and discuss your situation with Fr Anthony.

When thinking about choosing Godparents for your child, the Church has some guidelines which Fr Anthony will be more than happy to explain to you.

It is wonderful that you are considering having your child Baptised as this sacrament is the basis of the whole Christian life. We will do all we can to help you as you prepare for this important step for your child.

Baptism of infant with water and anointing of the newly baptised with the Oil of Chrism


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