Baptisms (Christening)

Baptism in the Lenborough Benefice

 Baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives. It is a joyful moment when we rejoice in what God has done for us in Jesus Christ.

In all the benefice churches, baptism takes place on a Sunday morning during the service,  with family and friends of the child or adult being baptised, with a welcome into the family of your local church at the next Morning Worship or Cafe sundae Service in your village. 

Can I be baptised in the Church of my choice?

At Baptism, a person is baptised into the fellowship of the local church. The congregation greet that person at the welcome at the Morning Worship/Cafe Sundae Service and promise to help and support them as they grow in the Christian faith. Therefore the person being baptised should either live or have family who live in  one of the parishes in the Lenborough Benefice or be part of a family who are regular members of a church in the Lenborough benefice. You may be baptised in any of the benefice churches We believethat there is no right age to be baptised and we welcome both children and adults. The  baptism service takes place at the 10.00am service in Gawcott or the 10.30am services in Adstock, Hillesden or Padbury.


Baptism of children and of infants

Young children are not able to express their own wishes about being baptised, nor can they make the promises to follow Christ that are required at baptism. The promises, therefore, are made on the child’s behalf by parents and godparents.


Godparents are friends chosen by the parents to help bring up children in the Christian faith until they can make the promises themselves at a service of confirmation.

How can I arrange a Baptism?

For all enquiries regarding Baptism please  come to the Saturday Surgery at St Mary's Church, Padbury on any Saturday between 10.00 -11.30am where you can discuss your baptism and make a booking, or fill in the contact form.  Revd Ros Roberts can be contacted on 01280 813162 or 

Prior to the Baptism service either Revd Ros Roberts or Revd Kay Peck will talk to you about Baptism, what it means and what happens at the service, including choosing hymns and readings.

We are located at:


Padbury Church

Church Lane



MK18 2AJ

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:


01280 813162


Or use our contact form.



This parish is committed to the  safeguarding, care and nurture of children and people of all ages in our church community. The Parish Safeguarding Policy and further information can be found on our Safeguarding Page here (link to page)

Please visit the Diocesan Safeguarding website for more information

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