Holy Baptism at Prestatyn Parish Church:

Holy Baptism (sometimes called Christening) is a major part of life in our Parish, and can be arranged by appointment with the Vicar. There are one or two things that you need to know before you make an appointment. Firstly, we expect that you will live in Prestatyn or at least have very strong links with Prestatyn Parish Church. If you do not live in Prestatyn then we would encourage you to go to your local Parish Church. When it comes to selecting Godparents for your child (who will promise during the Service that they will help you to bring up your child in the Christian Faith) you need to know that

the Law of the Church (Canon Law) requires that all Godparents must be baptised and that they should be persons of good standing within their own church.

We will require proof (ie a photocopy) of the Certificate of Baptism of each of your chosen Godparents, and we can advise you how to get copy certificates if these are missing or lost. We also require parents and Godparents to undergo some preparation and we would expect to see you coming along to the Church and becoming a part of our worshipping community. We are developing a team of Pastoral Visitors who will call to see you in order to help you with any questions that you may have and to pray for you. In short we want to get to know you, and we promise a warm welcome at our churches!