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Baptisms

We welcome enquiries about Baptism (also called a Christening) for Children or Adults resident in the Parish of Pudsey.

Making appointments

To arrange your Baptism, first contact the Church Administrator, by post, phone or e-mail to get an appointment, details are on the Contacts Page.

The appointments will usually be for a Tuesday evening, between 7.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. in the Narthex of the church.

Baptisms or Thanksgiving ?

We offer a choice of either a full Christian Baptism, or a Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child. This is the choice of the parents and we seek to set out what the options are (and why) via a home visit by members of our Baptism visiting team.

Home visits

Home visits are made by members of our church who will discuss the two types of service available, explain the promises that parents and godparents will be making in public and allow you to ask questions that you will not necessarily have time to discuss during the initial appointment you attended at the church.

Final Arrangements

Once you have been visited at home, you will be asked to contact the Church Administrator to make a further appointment to see the Vicar to discuss the Service, answer any other questions that you may have and confirm the date of your event.

The Baptism Service

Dates of Baptisms are not usually booked until after the home visit has taken place.
Baptisms are usually conducted on the third Sunday in the month at the 10.30 a.m. Family Service.

The service takes place as part of our usual Sunday Family Service, so many members of the church are present to see these new members welcomed into the Christian family.

There is a Crèche for children under three years of age, and we often have other children's activities to entertain and teach during the talk.

More information

The Church of England has a useful website giving more information about Christening.