The Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead

Baptism

Baptism is the beginning of the life of faith. It is a visible sign of God's love in which God draws people into relationship with him and into the family of the church.

People can be baptised at any age. But in the Church of England it is most common to baptise babies and young children. We will baptise the children of anyone who lives within the parish boundaries, whether you regularly attend church or not. Nonetheless, given baptism’s significance, we would encourage you to come along to our services to get to know the ‘family’ into which your child is being baptised. You can find out which parish you live in by using this street finder.

All our baptism services take place on Sundays, either at our 10.30 Parish Eucharist if you are regular worshippers, or at 2.30 in the afternoon.

If you would like your child baptised at our church, please download the Application for Holy Baptism form, print and complete it and return it to us.