The Archdiocese of Birmingham - The Parish of the Immaculate Conception


Application form for Holy Baptism


Baptisms (October 2020 update)

Due to current restrictions we are able to celebrate Baptisms, however, we
cannot unfortunately offer group Baptisms, or Baptisms within the Mass or
indeed on a Sunday at the moment. If you would prefer to wait until a later
date, then then that is perfectly fine. However, if you would like your child’s
baptism in the coming weeks then please send (to the Parish Office) some
preferred dates on either of these following days:
Fridays between 1.00-3.00 pm & Saturdays between 12.00-3.00 pm
Please note that only up to 6 people will be able to attend and that regulations must be adhered to
whilst in church, please see further instructions below. Please forward these details to your guests.
Surnames and contact numbers of all those attending, in one list are required by email, prior to the
baptism itself.
Please make sure that you and your guests follow the instructions of the clergy and all signage that is
in place.
  • Face coverings are compulsory (unless you are asthmatic or under 5).
  • The social distance of 1 metre plus must be observed at all times.
  • The Church will be closed immediately after the Baptism have taken place.
  • Time will be allowed for photograph.
  • Offerings/Donations can be placed in the casket/collection box at the entrance or exit.
  • Do not congregate either inside or outside of church before or at the end of the Baptism.
  • No toilet facilities are available.
  • If you have decided to go ahead with a Baptism please contact Canon John in the first instance by email to and attach a completed Baptism Application Form.
  • A compulsory Baptism course will have to be attended once restrictions are relaxed. The Parish Office will contact you regarding this in due course.
  • There is a charge, detailed on the application form, to cover the cost of administration and the baptismal candle.
  • It is requested that at least one of the names given to the child be that of a recognised Christian Saint.
  • It is customary, although not obligatory, to give an offering to the minister performing the Baptism on the day.
Please download complete the Baptism application form and send to the Parish Office.
Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to
me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you.”
Matthew 28: 18-19

Ptreparing for the Sacrament of Baptism.

Your Baby's Baptism - a useful guide to all aspects of a Catholic Baptism - available from the Parish Office.