Infant Baptism/Christening/Thanksgiving Ceremony

The birth of a child is a great blessing and parents wishing to pass on the gift of faith to their child by making them part of the Christian community are invited to contact either Father David Cain (if a Catholic ceremony is wanted) or our Church Administrator (for other denominational ceremonies).

Parents are encouraged to attend a Church service before arrangements are finalised for the date of a Baptism/Thanksgiving ceremony. Where practicable, it is hoped the service can take place at the 10.30am morning worship, usually on the first Sunday of the month which is All Age worship. We also offer a simple service at 12.30pm where there are practical needs for this, usually on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Catholic ceremonies can take place at the 5pm Mass, or at another time by arrangement.

For those baptised at the 10.30am or 12.30pm services, visits take place on the anniversary of the baptism in the first three years, when a card, a simple Bible story book and an Oracle magazine are taken out to the parents. On the third anniversary an invitation to attend the Sunday morning Sparklers group is given.


Adult/Believers baptism

For some Christian traditions, adult baptism is the norm; and all denominations actively welcome enquiries from adults considering being baptised. Please contact either our Church Administrator or Father David Cain.

Adult immersion baptism can also be accomodated at the Church for those who wish.

The Catholic congregation uses the 'Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults' to prepare candidates for entry into the Catholic Church. Candidates receive Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion together at the Easter Vigil. They are prepared for their new life in Christ by both Father David and lay volunteers. An enquiry group is usually run each year at St Alban's Church in Chaddesden.


"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made
    the Lord his hope and confidence"
                                                                                 - Jeremiah 17:7