We are delighted that you are considering baptism – also known as Christening – at Sunderland Minster, whether for yourself or for a member of your family.

In baptism, we welcome you into the family of God. It is a significant event within a life-long journey of faith. Before the baptism itself, we will meet with you to explore that journey, as it has brought you to this point, and how it might continue from here.

Baptisms usually take place currently at 3.00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month. At present we only baptise one child at this service unless both children are from the same family.

If there are special reasons why the service should be at another time then please speak with us, it is unusual but not impossible.

To book a baptism, please contact our church office email admin@sunderlandminster.org

Learn more about what there Church of England believes about baptism