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Baptisms and Christenings
In baptism, we thank God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledge his love. In the Anglican Church it is common to baptise young children; this is sometimes known as Christening.

Baptism is a 'sacrament' (a holy ritual to symbolise grace) in the Christian tradition that is traced back to Jesus himself being baptized in the river Jordan..

The Baptismal Font

Everyone is welcome to have their children christened in their parish church. During the Christening service your baby will be baptized. There are around 10,000 babies and children baptized in the Church of England every month. We also welcome adults who want to be baptized.

Your child is precious to you and precious to God. At Baptism you make a decision to start your child on a journey of faith. The church and the godparents support the family and the child in this decision. read more about baptism

Christening FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about getting your baby or child Christened.

Becoming a Godparent

Congratulations on being asked to be a godparent: they are very important people! We know that your friends or relations will have thought hard about this. They have chosen you to be a special person in their child's life, someone who will offer encouragement, prayer and support for the child, and help them discover more about the Christian faith as they grow up. read more about becoming a Godparent

Information on this page is taken from the Church of England's website

To enquire about baptisms at St Paul's ring 0161 338 2966 or email.

We are currently without a Vicar. During the vacancy we have invited visiting clergy to carry out baptisms, but as this is sometimes difficult to arrange, we do not plan to hold any baptisms in 2015 other than those already planned. Please get in touch to arrange a baptism for your child in the new year so that we can discuss details and dates with you.