Children aged 5 and upwards have their own preparation programme.  Go to the RCIC Page for further information.  Also, if your child is in year 3 or above, he or she may be able to make their First Communion as well as be Baptised.  Please contact the Parish Administrator for further information.

The parents of the child to be baptised are required to attend a Preparation Meeting on the Wednesday before the baptism at 7:30pm in St Mary’s Church. If you are not available on that date, it is best to choose another month for the baptism.  It is good if godparents can also come to the preparation meeting, since their role is as important as that of the parents, but it is not compulsory.  At least one parent must be Catholic.  If you were not baptised in this parish, please provide a copy of your own Baptism certificate or similar evidence.


There is no limit to the number of godparents your child has, but all godparents should be aged 16 or over.  At least one godparent must be a practising Catholic.  If he or she does not attend St. Mary’s regularly, they should provide a letter from their current Parish Priest.


Please complete the form and either email or post it to the Parish Administrator, Helena Jarecka, at 13 Gatefield Street, Crewe, CW1 2JP.  Baptisms take place on the first Saturday of each month except January, at 12 noon. You are asked to choose the month of your child’s baptism but there is a limit of 6 families per month, so please book early.  Will will do our best to accommodate your choice.


After you return this form, you will receive a letter to confirm arrangements.  If you have any questions please telephone Helena on 01270 212533 (office hours 9am-2pm)