Baptism and Thanksgiving


It is a joy to welcome children and their families for a baptism (christening) service. Our baptism services usually take place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 12.30pm unless you would like it to be part of the 10am main Sunday service.

We recommend that you have your child baptised at the parish church where you live – we are very happy to arrange christenings for all those who live within the parish boundary of St Paul and St Stephen or if you have a strong connection with St Paul and St Stephen’s Church – please speak to a member of the team to help us decide what is best for you. You can check which parish you live in at

To arrange a baptism (christening) please get in touch with us and we will ask you to come along to our drop-in sessions on a Monday evening from 7-7.30pm in the church where you can meet some of the team and discuss possible dates and details

Read more about child baptism and adult baptism on the Church of England website.


If you feel that baptism is not quite what you are looking for but you would still like to something in church to celebrate your child, we offer a service of thanksgiving.

This is not the same as a baptism but it is a beautiful service where we simply pray for God’s blessing on your child and give thanks for their existence.

This water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ
- 1 Peter 3:21

Sunday service times:

10:00 Eucharist


Thursday service times:

10:00 Eucharist

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