Baptism is about the declaration of promises and the welcoming of a child or adult into God’s family.


At St Mary’s Church, we offer baptisms both in and outside of the church service. There may be more than one baptism taking place at a time.


During the baptism service, the parents and godparents are asked to make promises, as the child is unable to speak for themselves.  An adult being baptised will be expected to make these promises for themselves.


Traditionally, there are usually three godparents; two of the same gender as the child and one of the opposite gender.  Godparents are supposed to be baptised and confirmed. However, people may be godparents providing they have been baptised.


If you wish to be baptised or have your child baptised, please come along to the 10am service, where you will receive a warm welcome and be able to meet one of the Baptism Team, the vicar or the church warden, who will be able to answer any questions you may have.


Baptism packs are available at the church office.




We are located at:

Church Close, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QF


Office in Vestry Hall open from 9am-1pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Contact us today

If you have any queries  please contact us:


Tel: 0117 959 3757 


Safeguarding supports everything that we do

  •  Do you have a question about something that you have seen/heard/feel about something? Then talk to Alan.

  • He can offer support and guidance as part of the recruitment process for volunteer roles in the church (including DBS checks).

  • Are you concerned about someone or yourself? Alan can direct and support you.

If you have a concern that you wish to report, please contact whichever of the following you feel is most appropriate.

Alan Emond, Parish Safeguarding Officer

07773 141838

Police 999

Bristol City Council, Social Services: adult 0117 9222700, children 0117 9036444



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