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Baptism (Christenings)

Baptism or “Christening” gives families an opportunity to thank God for the gift of a child, but it is mainly the means by which someone becomes a member of God’s family, the Church.


Families that live in St. Luke’s parish can have their child/children baptised here; we usually have a waiting list as there are so many young families living in our neighbourhood. Families that live outside the parish but have a strong link with us can also bring their children for baptism, but this usually requires the permission of the Vicar of the parish where they live.

How to Arrange a Baptism at St. Luke’s

If you have a baby or child whom you would like to have baptised please come along to one of our morning services which take place every Sunday.  They are usually at 9.00am and 10.30am but occasionally the times vary – check on our calendar page first. Whilst there please speak to whoever leads the service and they will be glad to put you in touch with one of our wardens (Keith or Lorraine) they will happily talk about how to arrange a baptism.

Baptism isn’t only for babies or small children we can baptise someone of any age who has decided to believe and trust in Jesus Christ.

Baptisms are usually held on the first Sunday of each month, and must be pre-arranged – thank you!

Representatives of our congregation will visit you to explain what Baptism is about and to answer any further questions. For a child to be baptised we expect the parents to undergo some informal teaching about what exactly it means.

Please note: the Church of England has updated it’s very helpful Baptism website, which can answer many of your questions about Christenings (Baptism) in church. See below: