Baptism (or Christening) is one of the Church’s sacraments – a visible sign of God’s love for us in which he bestows upon us his life giving grace. Baptism plunges us into the risen life of Jesus. Through baptism we die and rise with him into a new way of life within his Church. Baptism marks the first step on the journey of faith.

Children are brought to baptism by their parents. Together, parents and Godparents promise to nurture these children in the Christian faith and life of the Church. This carries with it a commitment to bring them to church regularly and encourage them in their faith as they grow up, especially at times when other agendas may begin getting in the way. At an appropriate time they are admitted to Holy Communion and then Confirmed.

Baptism at Geddington and Weekley


If you are looking at this page, you may be thinking about baptism for yourself or one of your children.  If so, we’re delighted that you’ve made it this far and we look forward to welcoming you at St Mary Magdalene’s or St Mary the Virgin’s.  Our two churches offer baptism to everyone and we aim to make it a rewarding and memorable experience.

If you would like to find out more, please download our booklet: Baptism – Some Guidelines

To book an appointment at one of our vestry meetings in order to enquire about booking a baptism, then please contact our administrator on