Baptisms

Here is a number of Frequently Asked Questions about baptisms at All Saints’ Church. If you wish to ask any other questions not listed here please get in touch using our contact form.

Q: How much does the service cost?

A: The service is free. It is the welcoming of your child into the family of God through our church family and we couldn’t possibly charge for that!


Q: I live outside of your parish. Can my child still be baptised here?

A: Although it is usual to have your child baptised in your local church there are often very good reasons why you may want the service at another church. It may be that you worship regularly with us, or that you were married here, or that you have only just moved away. Whatever the reason do contact Beverley and she will help as much as she can.

If you do arrange a baptism outside of your own Parish you will need to get a letter of consent from your local vicar as a matter of courtesy.


Q: One of us is Roman Catholic. Can our child still be baptised in your church?

A: Yes, that is not a problem.


Q: Do we, as parents, have to be baptised?

A: No, parents do not have to be baptised to have their child or children baptised but see below regarding Godparents.


Q: How many Godparents can we have?

A: This is entirely up to you although we do like you to have more than one. All Godparents must be baptised.


Q: How soon do we need to book our baptism service?

A: You need to book as soon as possible.

The services take place on the first Sunday of the month at Curdridge and Durley at 11.45am, and on the third Sunday at Botley at 11.45am, but we also do baptisms during the morning services if you so wish. You will be invited to a Baptism tea on a Sunday afternoon a number of weeks before the service to meet the clergy and other church members as well as other Baptism families which gives an opportunity to ask any further questions you may have.