The Sacrament of Baptism, the first of the three sacraments of initiation, is also the first of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church.

It removes the guilt and effects of Original Sin and incorporates the baptized into the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ on earth.

If you wish to have your child baptised at the Sacred Heart Church, please contact the Parish Office on 01604 402301 or email

Parents are expected to attend Baptism preparation sessions. These consist of two separate sessions after the 10.30am Mass.  These sessions generally take place on demand.  The whole family is welcome to attend and you are encouraged to bring along prospective Godparents.