St Luke's is delighted to welcome all those who wish their children to start their Christian journey by being baptised.
Baptism at St Luke's is offered to those who live in the parish, whose parents are on the church's electoral roll or attend services at St Luke's and are familiar with the approach to worship at this church. Others living outside the parish should normally be baptised in their own parish church.
Baptisms take place by arrangement with the Parish Office, usually on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at a noon service, with up to three families involved.
It is advisable to make arrangements well in advance of your desired date as we are fortunate in having many children baptised at St Luke's.
We will invite you both to join us at a service the month prior to your Baptism, either the third Sunday of the month 10am Parish Communion or the 9am first Sunday Family Service. At this service your child will be welcomed and presented. The initial rites of baptism will take place. Following the service we will have short preparation meeting and rehearsal around the font and will give any older children the opportunity to be a part of the preparation and feel more relaxed on the day. You will be contacted by a baptism visitor (a member of the St Luke's congregation) who may visit you at home in the fortnight preceding the baptism. The visitor will welcome you and answer any further questions that you may have about the baptism.
There are no fees for baptism at St Luke's, but we invite you to make a contribution to support the work of the church. We are enormously grateful for all contributions towards the running of St Luke's.
In the normal course of events adult baptism is linked with the person's confirmation as a member of the Christian faith. For further details, please speak to a member of the clergy team.