Christening / Baptism

Christening and Baptism are two different names for the same thing; the service of welcome into the Christian family. The word ‘Christening’ is used when a baby or a child is welcomed into the Christian family. The word ‘Baptism’ is used when an adult or a young person is welcomed into the Christian family.


St Cuthbert’s Baptistry ( Photo by Janet Danks)

Can I have my baby Christened at St Cuthbert’s?
Babies are usually Christened at the Church of England church nearest to where they live.

If you live in the St Cuthbert’s area, then we welcome you with open arms. It is our joy to welcome your baby into the Christian family.

Baptisms/Christenings take place in church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 12:30pm.

How do I go about arranging or finding out about a Christening?
In the absence of a full time Office Administrator please call 07715298711, or email It is necessary to telephone only during our normal office hours when someone will answer your call. Baptisms can be arranged after the 10.30am Service on a Sunday morning, on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

How much does it cost?
There are no fees to pay the church for a Christening. You will appreciate, however, that there are quite high costs incurred in running and to open up the church for heating it etc. We ask therefore that you be as generous as possible when contributing to the collection on the day of the Christening.

More information about Christening

Want to understand your role in baptisms then click on the image below.