Organising a baptism or christening
Congratulations on the safe arrival of your baby. If you live in the parish of St Alfege Church, have a close pastoral connection with this church or regularly attend services here then do please contact us about the servics of Baptism.
You can find out which is your local parish church at A Church Near You. Our parish boundaries are Deptford Creek, Norman Road, Greenwich High Road, Blackheath Road, Blackheath Hill and Shooters Hill Road, Maze Hill, Hoskins Street and the River Thames.
Baptism (sometimes called a christening) is the sacrament of welcome into the universal church.
If you live in the parish of St Alfege the baptism can take place here. If you have a close pastoral connection with St Alfege Church or regularly attend services, but don’t live within the parish, then the baptism can take place here. If you do not live in the parish and do not have a pastoral connection, we suggest that you contact your local parish church. It is important that baptism takes place in a church community that can nurture your faith and welcome you to become part of its community.
Baptisms are held throughout the year, either within the main Sunday service or on a set Sunday afternoon.
There are no charges for baptism.
For young people and adults wishing to be baptized and confirmed, we run preparation courses twice a year. Please contact the church office with initial enquiries or telephone 020 8853 0687.
Alternatively the clergy are available during vestry hour, each Saturday, between 10am and 11am. Please come and meet us.