Baptisms at St Mary Magdalene Church, Newark
Baptisms are the way that people become part of the family of God. We love to baptise people of all ages at St Mary's.
You will need to come to church three times before setting a date for you or your child to be baptised. This is because when someone is baptised, they are saying 'I want to be a part of the church.' You can't say you want to be part of something if you don't know what it's like!
If you're interested in baptism then we'd suggest you come to our 11:15 service on a Sunday. This service is quite informal, and particularly suitable for children, and for people who aren't currently coming to church. Our other services are listed here.
At your first church service, do introduce yourself to one of the vicars, who will talk to you about next steps. After you've been to church three times, then they will arrange to meet you in your home, or somewhere else if you'd prefer, to talk to you about baptism and to set a date.
We are currently offering baptisms on the following dates in 2019. These will be at our 11:15 Sunday service:
(A date in Late Feb / Early March to be confirmed)
21st April (special Easter Day baptism service)
Please be aware of the following things:
- You won't be able to set a date for a baptism the first time you come to church - setting a baptism date happens after you've come a few times, and have met with a vicar to talk about what baptism is all about.
- Infants being baptised have godparents who make promises on their behalf (the usual number is three godparents). Godparents need to have been baptised. Other adults who aren't baptised can be included in the ceremony as 'sponsors,' but not as Godparents. Please get in touch about this if you'd like more information.