“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Galatians 3:27

For support/advice on establishing Parish Baptism Teams or Catechists, or for advice on resources, please contact Fr. Paul Daly or Fr. Chris Lough

Want to have your child baptised?

Thank you for considering Baptism for your child. The Church gladly baptises babies and children whose parents wish to bring them up in the practice of the Faith. The most important first step is to contact your local priest. If you are not sure which parish you are in, please search the directory.

Each parish has some form of preparation for Baptism. This provides an opportunity for the parents to reflect on their role in being the first teachers of their child in the ways of faith and how the parish can help them fulfil that role. The Church in the Diocese of Salford looks forward very much to welcoming you as your child becomes, through their Baptism, its newest member.

We, by Baptism, are immersed in that inexhaustible source of life which is the death of Jesus, the greatest act of love in all of history; and thanks to this love we can live a new life, no longer at the mercy of evil, of sin and of death, but in communion with God and with our brothers and sisters. (Pope Francis)

The Diocesan Policy for the Baptism of infants and children and for Confirmation is available here.