Baptism is about following Jesus and making that commitment public. Here at St Stephen’s Southmead we rejoice with those adults who choose to be baptised by full immersion in the pool in church.  If you are thinking about the serious step of adult baptism, please contact us.

We also love to celebrate the birth of children. It was Jesus who said, ‘Let the little children come to me.’ And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. (The gospel of Mark, chapter 10, verses 14 & 16)

If you have recently experienced the joy and wonder of the arrival of a new child, our warmest congratulations to you. Like many people at this wonderful stage of life, you may be looking for a way to thank the God who has given you such an amazing gift.

Here at St Stephen’s, your local parish church in the heart of Southmead, we would count it a privilege to offer you the opportunity to do just that, with a special service. That might be a Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child, a Dedication Service or a Baptism. Please do get in touch with us, so that we can explain more about what is involved.

If you have any questions, please contact us, we will be more than happy to help you think through the promises you will be making. For FAQs about Godparents and infant baptisms, please see the Church of England website here.