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Adult baptism

Baptism is also known as Christening, please don’t be confused by this, it is the same thing: a sign of welcome into God’s family and a commitment to follow the way of Christ.

We baptise adults, children and babies at St John’s.  One significant difference between an infant and baptisms of those over the age of ten is that we can chat about what your hopes and expectations might be. We will arrange a time to talk in a bit more detail about the promises you will make. It is an opportunity to think about what this step of faith might mean to you. You are never too old to make this step. We often baptise adults or older children at a main Sunday Service surrounded by your new church family. But we can also discuss a private ceremony if this is more appropriate for you.

Please contact our vicar Rev Preb Sharon Crossman 01278 789290 or email

You may also like to visit the Church of England website about baptisms click here