Baptisms (Christenings)


Everyone is welcome to have their children christened in their parish church. During the christening service your child will be baptized and with the support of the church, you and godparents, your child will begin an amazing journey of faith.


At St Mary’s your child can be christened either during the main Sunday service at  10.00am or at 12.00 pm. If you’re thinking about baptism for your child, please ring the Parish Office on 0191 251 4216 (mornings are best), or alternatively, email us on There is also lots of helpful information about baptism on the Church of England website:



Adult Baptism

Sometimes, seeing someone else be baptized, deciding to have your own child baptized or being asked to be a godparent, can make you to think about your own journey of faith. If you were not baptized as a young child, you may be deciding now as an adult or teenager to make this commitment. Whatever led you to this point, baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives.

If you would like to know more or talk to someone, please contact the Parish Office on 0191 251 4216 (mornings are best), or email us on and a member of our staff team will get back to you.

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