“Jesus said, ‘Let the children alone, and do not stop them from coming to me; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of Heaven belongs.’”
— Matthew 19: 14

Baptism is the first of the Sacraments and the gateway to the life of grace in Jesus Christ. We are pleased that you are choosing to have your child baptised into the life of Christ; a life of service and self-giving love and we look forward to accompanying you on the journey to Baptism.

Baptisms at the Cathedral take place on Sundays at 2pm and must be booked in advance.

Parents are required to take a Baptism preparation course if this is their first child to be baptised. Baptism preparation courses are held on the first Saturday of each month; booking is essential.

Please note that Godparents are to be one male and one female, and at least one must be a practising Catholic.
If you are seeking to have your child baptised at the Cathedral, please fill out the form or download the baptism registration form [doc] and post it to 61 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD. 

Baptism Registration Form

Son / daughter *
Mother *
Father *
Godmother *
One godparent must be a practising Catholic
Godfather *
Is this your first child to be Baptised? *
If this is your first child and you have not previously attended a course you will need to do so before the baptism can go ahead. Contact parish office for course dates.
Have you completed a Baptism preparation course? *
Place of Baptism