How can I have my baby christened/baptised in St Mary’s Church Hambleton?

Christening/Baptism Services at St Mary’s Church in Hambleton are services for all the family. They take place on the first or third Sunday (by arrangement). The service lasts for about 40-45 minutes and may includes a mix of songs and readings, a short talk and the Baptism itself.

What is Baptism? It is about you saying thank you to God for the safe arrival of your new child. It’s about you promising to bring your child up to follow Jesus and it’s about us all welcoming your child into the church.

How can I book a Baptism for my child? Please contact us, using the contact form on our website, or telephone our churchwarden on 01757 228553

You can read our Baptism Information leaflet here and read or download Baptism Thanksgiving Application form  a copy of the  We will arrange to see you to talk about your child’s service.

Any further questions, please contact the Churchwarden, David Brown on 01757 228553 or   OR the Area Dean,  John Weetman on 01757 703123 or

Read more about Adult Baptism and Christenings for children on the Church of England Website. There is also information about the church service to say thank you for God for your baby. [If you use these links – use your browser ‘back’ button to return to this page]

Is there anything else for families in St. Mary’s?

Yes! We have Family Church Services on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of each month at 3:30pm. and there is an area where children are able to read,  draw or play quietly during the service.

We also have a Teddy Bear’s picnic for young children during the summer, a Harvest Festival in the Autumn,  a Mothering Sunday Service in March and several other special services throughout the year for the whole family.

Look out for further information on this website in the Notices and Services sections and also in the Village News Letter or on  .