Those wishing to have their child baptised should please contact Oratory House and ask to speak to the priest on duty (see Hours of Duty below). All subsequent meeting, bookings and arrangements will be done through him, so please make a note of his name! He will ask to meet with you before the baptism in order to explain the nature of the sacrament and the responsibilities which flow from it, and to make parents familiar with the rite of baptism.
Normally baptisms take place in the parish where a family is resident. If you do not live in the Oratory parish but have a good reason for wanting to have your child baptised here then please explain that to the priest on duty. In such cases your own parish priest will need to give permission for the baptism to take place at the Oratory.
Hours of Duty
It is preferable to come to the House in person rather than to telephone.
Monday-Friday: 9.30am-12.00pm; 3.00pm-5.30pm; 8.00pm-9.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am-12pm; 3.00pm-5.30pm.