Here at St Matthew’s and St Wilfrid’s we believe that Christening is important for three reasons:

Firstly we come to give thanks to God for your child. Life is a precious gift and as such a child’s Christening service allows family and friends to gather together and thank God for them, the joy they bring and the potential they have.

Secondly we believe that Christening recognises the start of a child’s journey in the Christian faith.

Thirdly we believe that something very special happens when you get a child, a Vicar and some water together. A child’s Christening is a special moment
when God draws near.

We hold our Christening services at 12:30 every Sunday in the Parish Church. If you want to find out more about Christening at St Matthew’s & St Wilfrid’s and book a date for your child to be Christened we ask you to come along to the Arches Cafe any Friday between 11am and 1pm where there will be someone present who will be able to talk to you.  It is an opportunity to get to know us  here at St Matthew’s and St Wilfrid’s and also to book a date in the diary for your child’s service. If you cannot come along on a Friday luchtime please use the contact us part of the webiste to get in touch and organise a date to meet up with us.

If you want to be baptised as an Adult then things are somewhat different for more information please see our Adult Baptism page.

In the meantime you may have questions you want to ask please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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