If you would like to have your baby baptised, it is a Parish requirement that you first complete a preparation course. Please ensure that you are also registered with the Parish.

Please note: if you intend to have your baby baptised outside of the parish, then you must first seek

Fr Austin’s permission and obtain a letter of permission from Fr Austin for the priest who will be conducting the baptism.

Equally, if you live outside the Parish and wish to have your baby baptised in Andover, you will need a letter of permission from your  Parish Priest at home. 

Application forms for Baptism as a pdf below or from the Parish Office.



The next pre-Baptism evening course will be on Tuesday 28th May 2024 from 7.00pm to approximately 9.00pm in the Parish Hall. Completion of the session is required before booking a baptism. To register for the course,

please email / telephone the Parish Office. Both parents are requested to attend - but not children - and you must be registered with the Parish.

Application for Baptism.pdf
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 To be admitted to undertake the office of Godparent a person must:

  • Be not less than sixteen years of age.
  • Be a Catholic, who has received the Blessed Eucharist, has been confirmed, and who lives a life of faith which befits the role to be undertaken. The minimum requirement is one Catholic Godparent.
  • Any other person asked to act as a Godparent should be a believing, baptized Christian, ‘they may participate in Catholic Rites of baptism but obviously they cannot offer the guarantees required of the true godparent so they are called "witnesses". Those guarantees involve a commitment to foster the faith received by the child from the Church at baptism and to assist in fulfilling those duties that are implicit in the new baptismal dignity of the child, i.e. attend church’ (cann. 872-874).
  • Any non-Catholic person will be entered onto the Baptismal Certificate as 'witness' provided that they have been baptised/christened into a Christian Faith. 
  • Unbaptised people cannot act as Godparents or Witnesses.

First Holy Communion 2023 - 2024

The dates for First Holy Communion 2024 have yet to be finalised. All the relevant information will be in the newsletter and on this website.


Confirmation Courses are held every two years, they are primarily for those aged 16 plus. Please contact the Parish Office for more 





If you are planning to get married in the coming year then you must contact the Parish Office - attendance on a Marriage Preparation Course is a requirement - please contact the Parish Office for further information.This also applies if you are resident in the parish but are planning to get married in another parish. In order to complete paperwork, a minimum of six months notice of a forthcoming marriage is requested. 

Alternatively . . .  at Marriage Care, Reading Centre

 Marriage Preparation 

Marriage Care offers both Preparing Together group marriage preparation courses, and FOCCUS©, a questionnaire-based course where a couple works with their own dedicated facilitator. Couples living in the Berkshire/North Hants/Surrey area can now access marriage preparation courses locally in-person as well as via webcam.  These sessions are designed to equip couples with the insights and tools needed to build a healthy, lifelong marriage and family life, alongside exploring the catechesis at the heart of the Sacrament.


We are now returning to deliver in-person Preparing Together courses in Berkshire/North Hants/Surrey centre.  

Marriage Care are running an in-person Preparing Together Days on 28th January 2023 at Corpus Christi, Wokingham.

Please ask couples to visit our website: to find out more information and to book a place.  If you would prefer  to attend a Preparing Together course here with us in Wokingham, then please make this clear  so that you book accordingly.


For couples who  may find it difficult to access one of our courses, such as those with poor English, literacy, or from the Traveller community, or those who may struggle to pay the fee, please ring our Appointments Service to book on 0800 389 3801, Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 6.00pm.  We work with couples to meet their needs and for those facing financial difficulties agree a manageable contribution, no matter how small.