Baptism is a special and holy occasion when a person is welcomed into the family of God. It is an occasion of great seriousness and of great joy. For a child family and friends make promises to bring the child up in the Christian faith. Later in life as the child mature in their walk with Jesus they can then choose to be confirmed in the faith; taking on the promises made by their family, for themselves. Baptisms or Christenings as they are sometimes called, are the beginning of an amazing journey both for the child and for the family who make the promises.

If you would like to know more about baptism/christening click the link below:


Due to the pandemic we are not able to offer baptisms at this time. We are hope to be able to begin baptising in the near future.

Adults can be baptised too!

If you were not baptised as a child and have come to faith later in life we would love to help you mark the occasion with adult baptism; a welcome into the family of God through the Holy Spirit.
You’re never too old!

Click below to learn more:

Adult Baptism

St Michael’s

St Michael’s
Bury & Rochdale Old Road
Bamford, Rochdale
OL10 4BB

St James

St James
Chapel Lane off Ashworth Road,
Ashworth, Rochdale
OL11 5UR


St Paul’s

St Paul’s
Edenfield Road
Norden, Rochdale
OL12 7SL


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