Baptisms at St Mary’s

Baptisms at St Mary’s

One Lord, one faith, one baptism – Ephesians 4:5


We welcome enquiries regarding the baptism of your child at St Mary’s, Rushden.

Please contact Rev Stephen Prior
tel: 01933 312554


Here are some answers to the regular questions we get asked about Baptism and the process– we hope its helps.

What is the difference between Baptism and Christening?
There is no difference! Baptism is the original Biblical word, Christening is an Old English word meaning the same thing.

How much does it costs?
There are no fees.

In which Church service do you Baptise Children?
We baptise children at our family-friendly 9.30 service on the 2nd, 4th or 5th Sundays in the month.

Can I have my child baptised at St Mary’s?
First we need to know where you live, to find out if you are in the parish. Officially we can only baptise children who either live in the parish or have a connection with the church. This connection could be you are a regular worshipper or were baptised here or married in the church. Either yourself or your partner or better both of you need to be baptised already. If this isn’t the case we have a course to guide you through that process.

Please Contact us if you have any questions about any of this.

Parish Boundaries Map

I am in the Parish or I have some connections with the Church, what do I do next?
Contact us and visit our 9.30 service. Then make yourself known to Rev Stephen Prior and he will organise a visit with our baptisms visitor to have a chat about what it means to bring your child to baptism and help you through the whole process. Then we can talk through an appropriate date for your child’s baptism.