Bedhampton Parish


We use the terms "Christening" and "Baptism" interchangeably!

If you are thinking about being baptised or about bringing a child for baptism, the information below will help. Read more from the Church of England here

We are pleased that you are thinking about taking this step and are here to support you and your family as you explore this.

Whether as a child or as an adult, baptism marks the beginning of a journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family. When an adult or young person makes that commitment, they make promises about their belief in God and about how they will seek to live a Christian life. This normally involves meetings to explore the Christian faith. 


The Rector baptising an adult in St Thomas'

If a young child or baby is to be baptised, parents and godparents make promises both for themselves and for the child. To help parents and godparents appreciate their responsibilities we invite baptism families to a Baptism Tea at St Thomas’ where we explore what baptism means and what happens at the service.

 Pam and Kim, members of our baptism team

Children brought for baptism are invited to a Thanksgiving at St Nicholas’. This introduces you and your child to our church family and celebrates the gift of your child without the commitment that baptism involves. Other family and friends are very welcome to come to support you.

The next step - baptism at St Thomas’ - is on the first Sunday of the month as part of the 11am service.


A baby being baptised in St Thomas'

For more information contact the parish office.