Baptism / Christening

Baptism in Wye Reaches Benefice

There is no charge for a Christening (or Baptism) service.  To arrange a baptism at any of our churches please contact Revd Jill Stephens, 01600 890975 or

Baptism is a public event because it is the whole church that welcomes each new member, child or adult, Baptism will take place at a Sunday service, normally the Family Service, but this can be discussed with the member of the clergy who will be taking the service. Parents who are confirmed or are regular church goers may prefer the Baptism to take place during a service of Holy Communion.

It is not our practice to conduct private Baptisms except for overwhelming Pastoral reasons, which again can be discussed with a member of the clergy.

Baptism is a visible sign of God’s love for your child.  It is a declaration that you want Jesus to be part of your child’s life and it is a sign that your child is a member of the Christian Church

for more information about Baptisms please click on the link below:
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‘In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit’

Clark Alfred Bowkett,
on 30th September at Bishopswood. He was born on 11th March 2018.

We welcome these young Christians with joy and pray for their parents and godparents.








The Wye Reaches Benefice