Baptisms in the Benefice

Baptisms in The Abbey Church are usually private services after the morning services are finished. In St Katharine’s, Exbury and St Paul’s, East Boldre the baptisms are during the morning Family Service.

1st   Sunday of the month:

St Paul’s, East Boldre  11.15am

2nd Sunday

St Katharine’s, Exbury 11.00am

3rd Sunday

Abbey Church 1.00pm

4th Sunday

No baptisms

If you live within the parishes of Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre then we are happy to arrange the baptism of your child and we are pleased to welcome him or her into our Christian Community.

If you do not live within one of our parishes, but have a connection with one of our churches, then, again, we would be happy to arrange your child’s baptism.

The sort of connection that would be relevant might be

  • You were married in one our 3 churches
  • You were baptised or confirmed in one of our churches
  • You have already had a child baptised in one of our churches

There are no statutory fees for services of baptism, however, a donation to the church is very welcome. The private service takes about 30 minutes. If you want to sing hymns which would lengthen the service, then you would have to ask us to arrange an organist whose fee would be£30.

If you would like to arrange a baptism ring the office on 01590 612242, leave a message and we will get back to you.

At any baptism service there can be a maximum of 2 families having a child baptised.