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Here at St John's we are delighted to be in the first cohort of parishes in our Diocese chosen to take part in a National Baptism Initiative "Three Steps to Christenings".

This is great news as we want to make this first step for your child on this amazing Christian Journey as positive and welcoming as it can be......a journey that is only just beginning, shared with God, parents, godparents, friends, family and the church. A lifetime of discovering more about love, faith and hope begins - a wonderful moment to celebrate.

Enquiries can be made through this web site - christenings@st.johns -  or directly with the Vicar and/or Churchwardens. Once first contact is made and preliminary details obtained, a member of our designated Baptism Team will get in touch and arrange an infmal visit to your home. This is an opptunity for us to meet you and your child, chat about possible baptism dates and answer any questions you may have.

Once a date has been confirmed with the Vicar, he will make a visit nearer to the time to explain what happens in the service. Christenings usually take place once a month within our 10.30 Sunday Family Service and the baptism takes place during the service.

Your family are warmly invited to come to church whenever you can and will endeavour to keep in touch in other ways too, before and after the baptism. Indeed, if you do not want to attend a service before the christening, we would love you to join us for refreshments following the service to meet with members of our church family before the day.

Adults wishing to be baptised are also warmly welcomed.

Our web site will give you details of many of the activities that take place at St. John's and there is something for everyone - whatever age!

For further information and to check available dates please contact :

or use the contact form below.