Baptism, or Christening, is the formal admission of a person to the Christian faith
and a welcome into the Church's family.
To enquire about Baptism, we ask that you visit the Church Office, (in the Church,
open most Wed, Thurs, Friday 10.00 - 11.00am - 0191 410 0745) where you will fill
in a simple form with a few basic details and be given some information about Baptism
and St Johns. It may be possible to arrange a date if you have one in mind.
Nearer the date of the Service, we will arrange to visit you to discuss things in
more detail and you will be invited to a short preparation meeting (normally the
first Sunday morning of the month of the Baptism Service). Here one of the ministers
will explain the Service and show you what will happen.
At St Johns, our Baptisms are usually in a separate Sunday morning Service at 12.00.
It lasts 30-40 mins and 1 - 2 people will normally be Baptised.
We have a small Baptism welcome group and a member of that group will greet the family
and be with you to guide you through the Service.
TheChurch Hall, a 2 min walk across the Church yard, has recently undergone a major
refurbishment. If you need a convenient venue afterwards it is available for private
bookings and also has a licensed bar. Please ask at the Office.
There is a small car park adjacent to the Church Hall. The yellow lines around the
access roads to the Hall apply at any time, and parking officers have issued tickets
on Sundays. However we ask that you tell family and friends not to park in the
neighbouring pub car park (The Moulders Arms) as our midday Baptisms coincide with
their lunch time opening and using their car park can cause serious inconvenience
to their customers.