Diocese of Manchester

Baptism
At a Christening, a child is baptized. It's the first step on an amazing journey with God, parents, friends, family, godparents and the church. 

If you're a parent considering a Christening, you don't have to have been christened yourself, and you don't have to have been a regular churchgoer. 

There is a brilliant Christenings website run by the Church of England which tells you everything you might want to know, answering questions from 'how do we choose godparents?' and 'what is the service like?' to 'what presents do we buy?'.

One of the first things you will need to do is be in touch with your local church. It might seem daunting, but whether you speak to an administrator, a friendly parent like you from the church, or the vicar, they will be glad to hear from you.

It's not only children who are baptized. Many people come to faith as adults and are baptized. If you are an adult considering baptism please speak to your local vicar. Find their contact details using Find a Church.

The Church of England Diocese of Manchester,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 2GH

Manchester DBF Company number 149999, Charity number 249424
Telephone: 0161 828 1400