At St. Mary’s, we are always very happy to welcome you through a Baptism. However, these take a lot of planning (for us as well as you!) and so it is useful for us to begin a conversation about this as far in advance as possible, we would prefer at least three months notice. Here is some basic information that may be helpful for you at an early stage…
In the past we have had lots of Baptism requests – and so we can get booked up very quickly. It would be normal for us to be able to offer you a date three months after your first contact.
To qualify for Baptism, you must live in Linton. By Church Law, we can only baptise people from outside of the village who (a) have a qualifying connection with Linton (e.g. family live here etc) and (b) have gained written permission from the priest of the Parish Church where they currently live.
Baptisms are carried out free of charge. There isn’t a fee for the actual baptism service, however there is a fee of £13.00 for the certificate and we will also take a collection during the service so would invite you to make a contribution then to support the mission and plans of our church.
If the person to be baptised is a child, you will need to have at least 3 Godparents who can make promises, with the parent/s, on behalf of the child. Godparents need to be either baptised or confirmed themselves.
To make enquiries or to book a baptism, contact the Rector, Revd Canon Margaret Guite, by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptisms are booked on the second Sunday of the month, the date will be agreed with Maggie.