Baptisms – It is now possible for baptism to take place again in church. The government has restricted the number of people who may attend such a service to 30 people maximum by law. Please make contact with us and we can discuss arrangements.

FontWe are delighted that you are considering baptism – also known as Christening – at Sunderland Minster, whether for yourself or for a member of your family.

In baptism, we welcome you into the family of God. It is a significant event within a life-long journey of faith. Before the baptism itself, we will meet with you to explore that journey, as it has brought you to this point, and how it might continue from here.

Baptisms may take place at the 9.45 a.m. Sung Eucharist service or at Feast at 11.30 am or at a Baptism service at 3.00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month.

Ordinarily, only one person (child or adult) would be baptised at a time in the morning services; and no more than two families at the afternoon service. If you are expecting a large number of guests, we would recommend booking an afternoon. If there are special reasons why the service should be at another time then please speak with us, it is unusual but not impossible.

To book a baptism, please contact our church office.

Learn more about what there Church of England believes about baptism