The Church of England in Saddleworth

The Church of England in Saddleworth worships God revealed to us in Jesus Christ. We welcome all who seek God, regardless of race, age, gender, or sexual orientation. We affirm that the Church's mission, in obedience with Holy Scripture is to proclaim the unfailing love of God in every generation. We are a team of nine churches serving our community through prayer and friendship.


Baptism for babies and children takes place in a service often called a Christening. In this service parents thank God for his gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and godparents promise help and support. The church also promises to welcome the child and to pray for the family. 

For your child, being baptized at a Christening marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family.

Get In Touch

If you would like to have your child/ youngster baptized in any of the churches in the Saddleworth Benefice please complete the form below and we will be in touch with you. In some of the parishes we try to make baptism a part of the morning worship and in others we are happy for the baptism to be at another time.

Parent's Name *
Parent's Name
Church *
Preferred Date
Preferred Date


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