Baptism and Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child

If you would like to find out about having your child BAPTISED at St Mary’s, or about being baptised yourself if you have not already been baptised, please contact the Vicar, Tony Walker at  You sometimes hear Baptism being referred to as Christening – it’s the same thing!

Sometimes parents don’t want a service of Baptism but would prefer a SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE GIFT OF A CHILD instead. Again please contact the Vicar, Tony Walker, who will be happy to talk through the different options with you.

Thanksgivings and Baptisms can take place as part of the Family Service on the first Sunday in the month or on other Sundays in the early afternoon. Why not come along to our Family Service on the 1st Sunday of the month to get a feel for the church?


At one time, the font at St Mary’s was positioned at the back of the church (as in the first photograph when Rev Hayward was vicar).
Now it is at the front of the church so that everyone can see and enjoy the celebration!