Baptism or Christening

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

The Beoley FontIf you would like to inquire about a Baptism at St Leonard’s please contact the Revd. Paul Irving by E-mail or telephone 01527 435683. You will normally need to live in the parish of Redditch Holy Trinity to have a Christening here – you can check this by going on the AChurchNearYou website.

Before booking a baptism at St Leonard’s, you will be invited to attend Baptism Preparation, where you will find out what baptism is, what the service involves and be able to ask any questions you have.  We will not arrange a date on this occasion, but once you have attended preparation, you will be able to do so.  To find out when the next session is, contact the Team Vicar.
If you have questions about baptism you may find the answers you are looking for in our Baptism leaflet (see here).