Christenings at St James

Image of Christening
Photo copyright St'James' church, Poole.

Having a child is a life changing experience for parents, and often encourages us to think about the miracle of creation and the Creator. To mark this occasion, many parents want to have their children christened into the Christian Church.


We are very happy to christen children who are living in the parish or who have a strong family connection to St James. Our normal practise is to offer this on the last Sunday of the month at a 2.30pm service, where we will normally accommodate up to two families. We then invite you to come to the All-Age worship the following Sunday where, as part of the service, we welcome children who have been christened into the wider church family.

We ask parents of children to be christened to come to a preparation evening beforehand. These normally take place once a quarter in a group setting with other candidate families. These evenings have an informal air and involve discussion about the christening service, what bringing up a child in the Christian faith is all about and gives the opportunity to ask questions.

Booking your christening

If you considering booking a christening for your child or children, please contact the Church Office on 01202 677117.