Information about Baptism for:

Baptism for Infants

Catholic faith requires parents to baptise their children as soon as possible after birth. Arrangements may even be made before your child is born.

To apply to have your infant child baptised, please collection an application form from Reception during office hours.

  1. You will be invited to a preparation session. These are held once a month on Sunday afternoons. If you have had another child baptised in our parish in the last two years you do not need to attend again.
  2. Before a date for baptism can be set, one parent must produce their own baptismal certificate. If neither parent has a baptismal certificate, one of you will need to apply to the parish of your baptism for a new copy.
  3. In our parish up to four children are Baptised together on Saturday mornings at 11.30am.
Our parish volunteer Baptism Coordinator is Mrs Helena McGoohan. She can usually be contacted at the presbytery on Wednesday afternoons, or by email: enfieldbaptism [at] rcdow [dot] org [dot] uk.

Baptism for Children Aged 5 and Older

For baptism for children aged 5 and older please contact reception and one of the priests will be happy to meet with you.

  1. Our parish has classes on Saturday mornings to prepare children for baptism.
  2. Parents are also invited to a preparation session. These are held once a month on Sunday afternoons.
  3. Before a date for baptism can be set, one parent must produce their own baptismal certificate. If neither parent has a baptismal certificate, one of you will need to apply to the parish of your baptism for a new copy.
Please contact one of the priests or our Catechetical Coordinator, Sybil Lee, with any queries.

Baptism for Adults

For information about being baptised as an adult in our parish, please see the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

Any of the priests of the parish will be happy to meet with you. Please contact reception.