Baptism the first and fundamental sacrament and the gate to the other sacraments, is the purifying

and sanctifying sacrament of rebirth.  It is the means by which its recipients are incorporated into

the church in a sacramental bond of unity.  The Sacrament of Baptism the first of three sacraments

of initiation, is also the first of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church.  It removes the guilt and

 effects of Original Sin and incorporates the baptized into the church, the Mystical Body of Christ on Earth


Please note : There are NO PRIVATE Baptisms.  All Sacraments are public celebrations.

Baptisms will be on a Saturday 12:00 Noon, or during Sunday 10:00 Mass.

There may be more than one child being baptised at the service.



1.  You need to be a member of St Francis parish community - by REGISTRATION <Click for a copy>

and be attending services at this parish

2. Speak to Fr Phillip Harris after one of the services and confirm yo

3. Complete the BAPTISM DETAILS FORM <Click for a copy>

4.  Basic requirements

a) At least one parent must be a Baptised Catholic. You may be asked to supply your baptism certificate.

b) At least one Godparent must be a Baptised Catholic.

c) A donation of £50 is suggested in thanksgicving for the Baptism of your child, to be paid when you attend pre-Baptism meeting with the priest.

Contact parish office on Tue/Wed/Thur 09:00-12:30 to book baptism day.

5. Arrange to attend Baptism course at the Parish - details from Parish Office.



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