Christening or Baptism

Baptism for babies and children takes place in a service often called a Christening. In this service parents thank God for his gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and godparents promise help and support. The church also promises to welcome the child and to pray for the family.

For your child, being Christened marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family.

We would love to work with you to make your child's Christening a really happy and memorable day for you and your family.

The following link is to the Church of England website which will help you further explore what Christening/Baptism means.


Christenings take place at, 

                                     Penshaw, All Saints 3.30 pm on the 1st Sunday of the month.
                                     Shiney Row, St Oswald 12 noon on the 4th Sunday of the month.
                                     Herrington, St Aidan at any agreed date.

Adult Baptism
Perhaps you were not Christened as a child and want to demonstrate your commitment to God now as an adult. If that is case please get in touch and we will go forward together.


There are no fees for Christening/Baptisms but any donations are welcome and used for the benefit of the Parish.

To arrange for a Christening/Baptism please use the Contact tab on the left - we look forward to hearing from you.

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