Christening and Baptisms

Christening and Baptisms at St Cuthbert’s Ormesby

Christening and Baptism are two different names for the same thing; they are both a service of welcome into the Christian family.

The word ‘Christening’ is used for a baby or a child.

The word ‘Baptism’ is used for a young person or adult.  

Can I have my baby christened at St Cuthbert’s?

In the Church of England, babies are christened at their local parish church.

If you live in the parish of St Cuthbert’s, then your child may be christened at this church.  If you don’t live in the parish, but you were married here, or your wider family live in the parish and this is your ‘home’ church, then you can still have your child christened here.  It is our joy to welcome your baby into the Christian family.

Baptisms and Christenings take place in church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 12noon and 12:30pm. They can also take place during a Sunday morning service. 

How do I go about arranging or finding out about a Christening?

Please contact a Church Warden, attend a Tuesday Evening ‘Christenings and Weddings Enquiries’ between 6-7pm, or email These are available Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

We can email the form to complete, then you will need to bring it to the ‘Christenings and Weddings Enquiries’, which is at St Cuthbert’s Church, 6-7pm on a Tuesday.

Please see the Church of England’s website  

How much does it cost?

There are no fees to pay the church for a Christening.  In order to cover the cost of the christening candle, certificate, heating and lighting of the church, we warmly recommend a donation of £25.  

I’m an adult, how do I get baptised?

Young people and adults are very welcome to be baptised and the Bishop recommends that we now do adult baptism and confirmation together.  It involves attending a short course where you learn more about the Christian faith.  Please email  These are available Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Please see the Church of England’s web page


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