st mary's ferndown
st mary's ferndown


Thanksgivings & Baptisms

The Baptism of Infants normally takes place during our 10.45am service except for on the 1st Sunday of the month. All enquiries should be made to the Church Office (Tel. 897087) where our Church Secretary will arrange for somebody to visit and explain our practice.

Alternatively, click here to download a Baptism Enquiry Form and send it to our Church Office via e-mail - or post it to St Mary's Church Office, Church Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9EU

Married couples who wish their child to be baptised should be living in the parish or if not resident, be  regular worshippers at St Mary’s.

We usually begin with a service of “Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child” – this may be all that some will require if they feel unable to fulfil the promises in the Baptism service.

A service of Dedication is also available for a child where parents believe they should be baptised by their own choice when they are older.

For more information about our thanksgiving and baptism services please click here for our "Special Services for Children & Families booklet".


If you are an adult and would like to look into being baptised please contact a member of our clergy team via our Church Office on 01202 897087 or email

We would be delighted to meet with you!