A baptism (also known as a christening) at St Chad’s is a lovely celebration of your child’s arrival in your own family, and also makes them part of the whole Christian family, the worldwide Church. It’s a sacrament of God’s great transforming love for every person, and their new life in Christ.

We are now able to offer baptisms again, but as a simple service with a maximum of 30 present (by law, under Covid-19 regulations). Contact us on 0191 528 2397 or email us to make arrangements. It’s also possible to book baptisms later this year or next, in the hope that restrictions have eased by then, but it’s impossible to guarantee exactly what the situation will be then.