When your child is baptised, he or she enters the royal family of Christ. If this is your first child, both parents and Godparents are expected to undergo a preparation course that will deepen their understanding of the step they are about to take. The course takes place on a Saturday morning, from 9.30-12.00 at the Church of St. William of York, Upper Redlands Road, Reading. In addition, there is usually a one-on-one follow-on visit with Fr. Pat.
If one of your children has already been baptised, a preparation course is not required but a discussion with Fr Pat will be necessary to talk through the ceremony. At this meeting, Fr. Pat will reflect with you on the deep significance of this sacrament so that the service is as prayerful and meaningful as possible.
To make an initial appointment to see Fr. Pat, please call the parish office on 0118 931 4469 or email: A baptism application form can also be downloaded from this website.