What is Baptism?

In baptism, parents thank God for his gift of life, publicly acknowledge his love, make a decision to start the child on the journey of faith and ask for the Church's support. 

In the Anglican Church (Church of England) it is common to baptise young children; this is sometimes known, outside the church, as christening.
Baptism is a 'sacrament' (holy ritual to symbolise grace) in the Christian tradition that is traced back to Jesus himself being baptised in the river Jordan.

To book a Baptism (Christening) please contact the Baptism Co-ordinator who will arrange for a member of the Baptism team to contact you.

  . St Michael's: Joan Beresford on 0161 655 3260 or e-mail:                                beresfordjoan@gmail.com                                                                     .    . All Saints: Carol Powell on 0161 740 3972, Mobile 07763109746 or e-mail:


Please note: Following the retirement of Revd Jackie, St Michael's and All Saints Rhodes are currently in a period of Vacancy, formerly known as a period of Interregnum. We will do our utmost to accommodate your request, however during this period it might not always be possible if we are unable to secure a vicar to officiate. 

Baptism Application Form 2021  >please click here to download the latest version. 


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