Baptisms (Christenings)


We are here for all the major events in life, and all of life is blessed by God.

Everyone who lives in Sprowston can be baptised, and have their children baptised in either church.

Baptisms can take place during a regular church service or they can be arranged for a separate time (usually 12.15pm on Sunday following the service at St Mary and St Margaret’s or 11.15am on Sunday following the service at St Cuthbert’s). Because our services are so popular we may ask you to share the occasion with one other family; it’s great to celebrate together!

In the service for infant baptism you promise that you will do what you can to bring up your child as part of God’s family, and we promise that we will make her/him welcome as part of our church community.

There is no charge; we ask you to give a donation to the church as you can afford, but ask you to think about £50.

 If you would like to arrange a baptism please call into the Wedding and Baptism surgery at St Cuthbert’s Church Centre on Tuesday evening between 6pm and 7pm or St Mary & St Margaret’s church vestry on Saturday morning between 9.30 and 10.30am.
We are also now able to deal with your enquiries about Weddings and Baptisms at a new time and location.

On Sundays, between 12 noon and 1:00 pm at

Taylor Wimpey Site Office (1st Floor)

Mallard Way, Sprowston. NR7 8RN

If you would like any further information or have any questions please contact Revd Simon Stokes on 01603 426492 or contact the office for general queries.

 The Church of England website has some useful information, prayers and resourses here