Baptism at the Parish of Our Lady of Furness:

To request the baptism of your child, please read the following and use the form at the bottom of this page.

Basic Guidelines and Information for Infant Baptism: Parents are responsible for bringing their child to the Sacrament of Baptism as soon after birth as possible. Except in the case of necessity, the church is the usual place of baptism.
In order that a child be baptised, it is necessary that …..

  • The parents’ consent, or at least one of them, or someone legally standing in their place.
  • And that there is reasonable hope that the child will be brought up in the Catholic Faith.

Godparents: A person may only have one or two godparents; if two are chosen they must be one male and one female.
In order for someone to be eligible as a godparent, these are the requirements:

  • One of them must be a practising Catholic Have the ability and the intention to fulfil the role
  • Be at least 16 years of age and be neither the father nor the mother of the child
  • Be a confirmed Roman Catholic, who has already received the Most Holy Eucharist, is leading life in harmony with the Catholic Faith and will be a good role model for the one being baptised.
  • A baptised person who belongs to another Christian community may be admitted only as a “Christian Witness” (not a godparent) provided there is at least one Roman Catholic godparent who fulfils the above criteria. A non-baptised person cannot be a witness.

To request a baptism, please use this Form:

(If you do not receive a reply in 7 Days, please contact the office Telephone 01229 820210 or email