We’re delighted you’re considering St Mark’s for the start of a lifelong journey of following Jesus. Baptism is just the beginning when you are welcomed in God’s family, the Church.

To help you prepare for this commitment, we meet with you a couple of times; this gives you an opportunity to explore the Christian faith and ask questions. After this we can talk about dates and think about other details such as Godparents.

For older children, young people and adults who were not baptised as a child and have decided they are ready to follow Jesus we are delighted to explore baptism together. Full immersion baptisms are available and are featured in our main service.

We also hold services of thanksgiving for those who don’t wish to have their baby or child baptised as an infant, but want to thank God publicly for their child and ask His blessing on them and the family.

If you’re considering St Mark’s for a Baptism or a thanksgiving service we’d be very happy to discuss this with you, please contact the church office here or you can phone us on 01256 840502.

To learn more about Baptism in general you might find the Church of England’s website helpful.