The Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead


Baptism is the beginning of the life of faith. It is a visible sign of God's love in which God draws people into relationship with him and into the family of the church.

People can be baptised at any age. But in the Church of England it is most common to baptise babies and young children. We will baptise the children of anyone who lives within the parish boundaries, whether you regularly attend church or not. Nonetheless, given baptism’s significance, we would encourage you to come along to our services to get to know the ‘family’ into which your child is being baptised. You can find out which parish you live in by using this street finder.

Baptisms usually take place on Sundays during our 10:30 Parish Eucharist. If you are interested in having your child baptised, please contact the Parish Office on or talk to the Vicar after a service. You will need to give your name and address, the name of your child and contact details