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Useful information about Baptism

Families who live in parish, are on the electoral roll of the church, or in some circumstances those who have a previous connection with the church are welcome to arrange a baptism at St Cuthbert's.

Preparation - you are invited together with the godparents to meet with our preparation team to talk through what baptism means to your family and to go through the service. We also welcome into the Church family all those who are to be baptised on the first, second or fourth Sunday of the month at the 9.15am service.

Godparents - during the service you will all make promises for the child. It is important that you have all been baptised and that the Godparents fully understand their responsibilities. During the service you are declaring that you will bring up the child in the Christian faith. If you feel you are not able to make the promises, then we can talk to you about an alternative service of thanksgiving for your child. This is a very personal and individual service.

Cost - there is no charge for a Baptism. There will be a collection plate at the back of church when you leave and if you would to make a donation towards the upkeep of the Church then you are more than welcome.