Applying for a Baptism

We want to make the process of arranging a Baptism as straightforward as possible.

With several churches in the Benefice it is not always possible to accommodate your choice of dates. Please wait for confirmation of the date before inviting guests. 

Please complete the form below accurately. Fields with * must be completed. 

When you press Submit Application the webpage will refresh and confirm that your completed form has been sent to the Parish Office. 

If you have not received a response within a couple of working days (or you are having difficulty completing the form) please email or telephone (01386) 446381.

Application Form for a Baptism

Where would you like the baptism to take place? *
Details of Child / Candidate
Child / Candidate surname *
Child / Candidate Christian name(s) *
Date of Birth of child / candidate *
Contact Details
Address *
Telephone *
Email *
Details of Parents
Full name of mother *
Has mother been baptized? *
Mother's occupation) *
Full name of father *
Has father been baptized? *
Father's occupation *
Has either parent been confirmed by a bishop? *
Is so which one(s)?
Address, telephone and email (if different from above)
Details of Godparent(s) or Sponsor(s) minimum one; maximum six
(see note 2)
Godparent 1
Full Name (Including Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms)
Has Godparent 1 been baptized? *
Godparent 2
Full Name (Including Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms)
Has Godparent 2 been baptized?
Godparent 3
Full Name (Including Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms)
Has Godparent 3 been baptized?
Godparent 4
Full Name (Including Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms)
Has Godparent 4 been baptized?
Godparent 5
Full Name (Including Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms)
Has Godparent 5 been baptized?
Godparent 6
Full Name (Including Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms)
Has Godparent 6 been baptized?
Have any of the godparent(s) been confirmed by a bishop? *
Is so which one(s)?
Details of Baptism Service
Please suggest two or more Sunday dates at least two months from today which would be suitable for you and your guests. We will try to accommodate your wishes as far as possible. *
Anticipated number of people attending
I confirm I have completed this form with accurate

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1. As a parent or godparent you should ask yourself:

Are you prepared to the best of your ability to give the child a Christian upbringing within the family of Christ's Church?

Will you help the child to be regular in public worship and prayer, not only by your teaching but also by your example and your prayers?

Will you encourage the child in due time to Confirmation and Communion?

It is not essential under Church law for parents to be baptized and confirmed unless they are to be godparents.

2. It is usual to have three godparents, two of the same sex as the child and one of the opposite sex, but to have one godfather and one godmother is sufficient if there are problems finding three.

Parents may be godparents to their own children, provided that the child has at least one other godparent.

3. If the candidate is no longer a child, sponsors, who like godparents should normally be baptized and confirmed, may take the place of godparents.

4. A child should normally be baptized at his or her parish church or the church the parents normally attend.