Baptism (Christening) at Christ Church Tunstall

Baptism at Christ Church

At Christ Church we are happy to baptise babies and infants who live in the parish or who regularly worship with us.

Baptisms take place at the 10am Sunday Mass, as this means the regular Church community is present to pray for, and welcome its newest member. 

Baptism FAQs

What is the difference between Christening and Baptism?

There is no difference! They are simply two different words that refer to the same thing. 

How do I book a baptism at Christ Church?

Please come to the 10am Sunday Mass and speak to Fr John Stather, the parish priest, who will be able to answer any questions and help you in setting a date.

How much do you charge for the baptism?

There is no charge, but any donation you may like to make towards the mission and ministry of the parish will be gratefully received.

How many Godparents can we have?

Normally three, traditionally, two of the same sex as the child and one of the opposite.  The basic requirement for Godparents is that they themselves have been baptised as they will need to make the promises on behalf of the child. 

How old do babies need to be to be baptised?

There is no minimum age limit. We are happy to baptise babies as soon as you think that they are ready. Often the younger the baby, the less that they cry!

What about adults? I was never baptised as a child

If you feel you are ready to make this important commitment then please come along to Mass, join us for worship and speak to Fr John about baptism. 

Any other questions?

Please click here to send any questions to Fr John.