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Arrange a Baptism

Arrange a Baptism

Local clergy are always happy to discuss infant and adult baptisms.  A service of baptism will usually take place as part of regular worship on a Sunday morning.

The Church of Ireland recognises baptism by water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit by other Christian traditions.  Therefore the Church will not rebaptise a person who has previously been baptised.  Similarly, baptism in the Church of Ireland is regarded as equivalent to a baptism in many other Christian traditions.

With the baptism of children, it is desirable that parents are sponsors for their own children.  Parents will often choose godparents with whom they will share the responsibility for bringing up a child in the Christian faith. Sponsors and godparents must be baptised Christians and at least two must be members of the Church of Ireland or a denomination in communion with the Church of Ireland.