All of us here at St. Luke’s are so pleased that you are thinking of having your child Baptised (or Christened, as it is sometimes called). The birth of a child is a wonderful thing, and we all share in your joy as a new human being enters the world.
Baptism is an important and wonderful step in your child’s life, and in the life of his/her parents and wider family. The information here will hopefully answer some of the questions that you may have about your child’s Baptism, and also will explain how this important sacrament is administered at St. Luke’s.
If you would like to find out more, and / or arrange for the Baptism of your child, please give Fr. James a call, or even better, come along to a Sunday Service and catch him afterwards! Normally Fr. James will then come and visit you at home, and during that time will agree a date with you.
Currently, Baptisms are only possible at 4pm on a Sunday with a maximum attendance of 30 people.
The choice of God Parents is an important decision. They, with you, will be concerned with the spiritual and moral welfare of your child. Choose carefully, and perhaps pray about your choice. It is usual for a girl to have two God Mothers and one God Father, and for boys to have two God Fathers and one God Mother. All God Parents should be baptised, and preferably confirmed.