Christenings & Baptism

The birth of a child is a time for great rejoicing. Children & adults alike have been baptized (or ‘Christened’) at St James’s for over 170 years, and the Clergy warmly welcome enquiries for Holy Baptism.

Baptisms are celebrated on a Sunday morning as part of the High Mass at 10.30am and come at the end of a period of teaching and discussion and reflection about what baptism means for the life of the candidate and their family.

The best way to make contact with the Clergy is by coming along to the High Mass on Sunday morning and introducing yourself to one of the Clergy in person. From there, a conversation can begin.

May God pour upon you the riches of his grace, that within the company of Christ’s pilgrim people, you may come to the inheritance of the saints in glory.

What does the Church believe and teach about Baptism? Take a look