For Catholics, Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship and the ‘door’ which leads to all the other sacraments.  Baptism is the first of the three sacraments of initiation, the others being Reconciliation and Holy Communion.

If you would like to have a baby or a child baptised at St Gregory’s, please contact the for more information.

The baptism service assumes that at least one parent is a Catholic and regularly attends St Gregory’s or another Catholic church. If the other parent is not a Catholic, they are under no obligation to assist in the Catholic upbringing of the child, although of course it can be a great help if they do. Parents are required to choose at least one godparent to assist in the Catholic upbringing of the child. A godparent should normally be at least 16 years of age and a confirmed Catholic. Provided that there is at least one Catholic godparent, baptised Christians from other churches can be godparents. A non-baptised person cannot be a godparent.

Baptisms of babies and young children normally take place during or after the 10.30 am mass on a Sunday morning, after prior arrangement with the .

Adults who have not been baptised are usually enrolled in the RCIA programme.