Christenings Covid Restrictions

May 2021

Please find below details of current restrictions for christenings.  This page will be updated when as and when we receive further updates.   

There are a number of new guidelines we have to adhere to, to ensure everyones safety within church.  This means how we conduct christenings is different to how we did them before the pandemic.  Below are the key points:

  1. Maximum number of guests 30, this includes the parent(s) and godparents.

  2. Names and contact details of those attending the service need to be given by the family at least 72hrs before the service.  This is required for Track and Trace purposes in the event of someone advising the church that they have been diagnosed with the virus.

  3. Face coverings are to be worn when entering the church and throughout the service. Hand sanitser is to be used when entering and leaving the church.

  4. Social distancing is to be adhered to, the only exception is family bubbles.

  5. The priest is no longer permitted to hold the child in the servce only the parent(s) or family member can do this.

  6. Anointing of Holy Oil will be administered with a cotton wool bud.  Anointing of Holy Water is to be administered by dripping the water gently onto the childs head.

  7. Christening Preparations will still continue prior to the christening however, numbers may need to be restriced so that we adhere to social distancing etc.

For more information please contact Reverend Kevin Greaves (details are on our Contact page).

Please click on the link below to find details on our christening preparation, we are here to support you all the way!


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