Baptism and Confirmation

Baptism

Baptism (sometimes referred to as ‘Christening’) is the sacrament whereby one becomes a member of the Church. It marks the start of a journey of faith, as the person being baptised turns towards Christ and becomes a member of the local and worldwide Christian family. Baptism is the first part of a two-stage process of initiation into the Church, the second part being Confirmation For more information on Christian Baptism, visit the Church of England’s website by clicking here.

You can be baptised at any age, whether you are a baby, a child or teenager, or an adult. Children will normally require godparents or sponsors (usually three); for adults, however, this is not necessary.

There are two options when arranging a baptism in this parish. You can either arrange for the ceremony to be part of one of the main Sunday services, or you may prefer a more private gathering, usually following the main Sunday service at 12.15 pm (All Saints’) or 12.30 pm (St Peter’s). There is no charge for baptisms, although a donation to the church is always welcome.

If you live in the parish of St Peter and All Saints, you have an automatic right to be baptised in one of the churches of the parish. If you live elsewhere and have a connection with one of the churches, or another good reason for wanting to be baptised in the parish, this is normally possible.

If you would like a ceremony of thanksgiving or blessing following the birth of a child, as an alternative to baptism, this is also possible.

Please contact the parish office on 0115 948 3658 or office@nottinghamchurches.org if you are interested in the possibility of baptism for yourself or for your child. You will then be contacted by one of the clergy, who will explain what is involved in baptism, and agree a date for your service.

Confirmation

If you have been baptised, but want to make a new and more in-depth commitment to Christ, you may wish to consider being confirmed. At a Confirmation service, which is led by a Bishop, those who are to be confirmed declare their faith in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and undertake to follow Christ in their daily lives. For more information on Confirmation, visit the Church of England website’s page on Confirmation.

Confirmation is a very important stage in one’s journey of faith, and a Confirmation service is therefore a major event of commitment and celebration. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of Confirmation, please contact the parish office on 0115 948 3658 or office@nottinghamchurches.org. You will then be contacted by one of the clergy, who will explain what is involved in Confirmation. In order to prepare candidates for Confirmation, preparation sessions are held from time to time in one of the churches or in the Parish Centre.

Contact Details

Contact Information

Please contact the Parish Office for details of any events or to get in touch with a member of staff.

All correspondence should be sent to the Parish Office (not to All Saints’ or St Peter’s church).

The office is situated on the upper floor of the St Peter's Centre, on the south side of St Peter's Church and adjacent to Marks & Spencers.

Further Information

If you wish to trace a former resident or member of the parish, please address your requests to the Nottinghamshire Archives.

For information on service times at All Saints' & St Peter's, please visit the Services page.

Charity Number: 1130298

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The Parish Office
St Peter's Centre, St Peter's Square
Nottingham, United Kingdom,
NG1 2NW

0115 948 3658
(+44 115 948 3658 outside the UK)

office@nottinghamchurches.org

Monday 9am - 3.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 3.30pm
Wednesday 9am - 3.30pm
Thursday 9am - 3.30pm
Friday 9am - 3.30pm

All Saints' Church
Raleigh Street, NG7 4DP

Open during Sunday and weekday services and on Tuesdays from 9.45 – 12.30 pm


St Peter's Church
St Peter's Gate, NG1 2NW

Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
(and for Sunday services)

Contact Details

Please contact the Parish Office for details of any events or to get in touch with a member of staff.

All correspondence should be sent to the Parish Office (not to All Saints’ or St Peter’s church).

The office is situated on the upper floor of the St Peter's Centre, on the south side of St Peter's Church and adjacent to Marks & Spencers.

Further Information

If you wish to trace a former resident or member of the parish, please address your requests to the Nottinghamshire Archives.

For information on service times at All Saints' & St Peter's, please visit the Services page.

Charity Number: 1130298

Data Privacy Notice

Follow Us

Contact Information

The Parish Office
St Peter's Centre, St Peter's Square
Nottingham, United Kingdom,
NG1 2NW

0115 948 3658
(+44 115 948 3658 outside the UK)

office@nottinghamchurches.org

Monday 9am - 3.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 3.30pm
Wednesday 9am - 3.30pm
Thursday 9am - 3.30pm
Friday 9am - 3.30pm


All Saints' Church
Raleigh Street, NG7 4DP

Open during Sunday and weekday services and on Tuesdays from 9.45 – 12.30 pm


St Peter's Church
St Peter's Gate, NG1 2NW

Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
(and for Sunday services)


Charity Number: 1130298