We recommend you also have a look at the Church of England’s new website which is an excellent guide to christenings Click Here

Baptism is the beginning of the life of faith. It is a visible sign of God’s love in which God draws people into relationship with him and into the family of the church.

People can be baptised at any age. But in the Church of England it is most common to baptise babies and young children. We will baptise the children of anyone who lives within the parish boundaries, whether you regularly attend church or not. Nonetheless, given baptism’s significance, we would encourage you to come along to our services to get to know the ‘family’ into which your child is being baptised.

At St James’ our christening service usually takes place on a Sunday after our main morning service and is a separate service.

You will be invited to our Family Service first Sunday of the month after the baptism to receive a candle and to be welcomed into our church family.

If you would like to be baptised at our church, please get in touch via our ‘contact us’ page.