The Archdiocese of Birmingham - The Parish of the Immaculate Conception

Baptism

Application form for Holy Baptism

 

Baptisms (September 2021)

Currently we are able to celebrate Baptisms, however, we cannot unfortunately offer group Baptisms, or Baptisms within the Mass or indeed on a Sunday at the moment.

If you would prefer to wait until a later date, then then that is perfectly fine.  However, if you would like your child’s baptism in the coming weeks then please complete the Baptism Application Form and contact the Parish Office to make an arrangement to meet with Canon John to discuss the Baptism further and to arrange a date. Baptisms are currently being held on Saturday mornings.

Please make sure that you and your guests follow the instructions of the clergy and all signage that is in place.

  • Face coverings are requested to be worn (unless you are asthmatic or under 5).
  • The Church will be closed immediately after the Baptism have taken place.
  • A candle will be provided.
  • Please bring a white shawl for your child.
  • Time will be allowed for photograph.
  • Offerings/Donations can be placed in the casket/collection box at the entrance or exit.
  • Do not congregate either inside or outside of church before or at the end of the Baptism.
  • A compulsory Baptism course will have to be attended once restrictions are relaxed. The Parish Office will contact you regarding this in due course.
  • There is a charge, detailed on the application form, to cover the cost of administration and the baptismal candle.
  • It is requested that at least one of the names given to the child be that of a recognised Christian Saint.
  • It is customary, although not obligatory, to give an offering to the minister performing the Baptism on the day.

Please download complete the Baptism application form and send to the Parish Office.

Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you.”

Matthew 28: 18-19

Ptreparing for the Sacrament of Baptism.

Your Baby's Baptism - a useful guide to all aspects of a Catholic Baptism - available from the Parish Office.