Adult Baptism

The baptism service is similar to the service for a child’s baptism, except that because you make the decision and the promises yourself, there is no role required for parents or godparents (who make decisions and promises on behalf of a child).

You may decide to have supporting friends or ‘sponsors’ – this can be anyone who wishes to encourage you in your Christian faith. It may be a friend, or someone in your family and you may have more than one person if you wish.

At the point you are baptised, you may be either fully immersed in water, or, you may simply have water poured or wiped on your head. St Margaret’s offers a short course to prepare for adult baptism and confirmation which candidates will be invited to.