Baptism at St Barnabas

Baptism is an important event in the life of any Christian. It marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives. At St Barnabas, baptisms take place during our main Sunday service, normally one Sunday each month.

If you live in the parish and would like your child (or yourself) to be baptised, the best thing to do first is to pay us a visit at our main  Sunday 10.30 service which will give you a chance to experience our worship, meet existing members of the congregation and the clergy. Ian or Joy will get some details from you and shortly arrange to come and visit you in your home in order to discuss the next steps.We ask any parents contemplating the baptism of their child to attend a preparation for baptism evening before any firm dates for the service can be made- these happen regularly throughout the year and give your family the chance meet with the clergy and other parents to reflect on all the baptism entails.

Adults seeking baptism are normally asked to attend an ‘explorer group’, which is normally run every year.

It is usual to choose three godparents, normally two of the same gender as the child. However, there are no hard and fast rules, and if you would like to have more or fewer godparents, do discuss this with the clergy. It is important that they should be able , in conscience, to support the education of the child into the Christian faith, and ideally should be confirmed, or at the minimum, baptised.

Hall Bookings

Looking for a space for your class, AGM, or birthday party?

Everything you need to plan your booking is right here on our Halls webpages, accessible from our main menu above. View images of the halls we have to offer. Consult our FAQ page for the size and capacity of each hall and to find our rates. Study our hall bookings calendar to check availability. Make sure you understand our Ts & Cs. Then download a hall booking request form and email it to our Parish Administrator, Svenja Taylor.  She will help you get your booking confirmed and on the calendar.

We look forward to serving you!


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