Christenings

St Margaret’s Church is a beautiful church in which to hold your Christening

You may be Christened at any age – it is never too early or too late

If the person being Christened is a baby, child or young person under 16 then he or she will need to have Godparents – the normal minimum is three, two of the same sex as your child, and one of the other sex. You may have as many as six Godparents, but not more. All Godparents need to have been Christened themselves.

You may want to conduct the ceremony in one of three ways:

  • Exclusive venue hire

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    If you hold Membership with Soho House, stay at Babington House with your guests, taking over the whole house. Your Christening will normally take place during the afternoon of the full day, which is usually a Thursday.

  • Ceremony in the church

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    Have the Christening in St Margaret’s Church, with a reception somewhere completely different. There will be restrictions on where photographs may be taken, owing to the privacy rights of other people staying at Babington House.

Number of guests

St Margaret’s Church can hold a maximum of 90 people, which includes the Vicar and verger, organist and any other musicians, photographer, etc.

90 people includes both adults and children. Dogs are also very welcome.

The Vicar

All christenings will be conducted by the Vicar of St Margaret’s Church, Revd Clarissa Cridland, or in her absence another Church of England priest, or a priest of a church in full Communion with the Church of England.

Please do feel free to discuss any of this with Clarissa. In the first instance, please get in touch with our Ceremonies Officer, Becky Kingston-Wood, who will advise you on cost and introduce you to Clarissa.

The Vicar