We are always so happy to offer St. Stephen's for life's important rites of passage, including baptism, which is sometimes called 'Christening'.

Of course, baptism is not just a rite of passage - it's not something that is only done because it is the 'done thing'. Rather, baptism is the public declaration of a conscious decision to become a member of the Church. Often, this public declaration is made by parents and godparents on behalf of a very small child but one can be baptized at any time of life.

What is baptism? Take a look at our explanatory page.

Our usual practice is to have the rite of baptism as part of our regular Sunday morning service: this reinforces that becoming a member of the Church means that one is joining a family, which includes all the other members of the Church both locally and globally and, as with any family event, we want our relatives to be present. At baptism, all the members of the Church become new brothers and sisters.

To inquire about having a baptism at St. Stephen's, please email us using the icon at the foot of this page and we will get back to you right away.

Once your baptism has been scheduled, please complete this online form.