Everyone is welcome to have their children christened in their parish church, and we would love to meet you if you would like to have your child christened/baptised at St John the Baptist. The christening is usually part of a main Sunday service but it is also possible to arrange, at a different time, a special service.

All you need to know about planning and going to a Church of England christening can be found on: It also includes information about another church service to say thank you to god for your child. It’s possible to have this service instead of a christening if you decide that now isn’t the right time to have your child baptized.

You might also choose this service when your baby is just born, or if you have adopted a child into your family and you simply want to celebrate this with special words said by a vicar in church.

Whatever the reason, your vicar will be delighted to talk to you about this service:

Our usual Sunday services at Marldon in March and April are at 9.15 am, with a Celtic communion service on Palm Sunday, March 25th. (On Palm Sunday the service will begin at 9.00am,)

However, on the fifth Sunday in April there will be a Team Service at Marldon, starting at 10.30 am.

(The service on April 22nd will include the APCM.)

April 29th - baptism of Rupert James Kettle-Buchanan during the Team Service at 10.30 am
May 27th - baptism of Ellis Oliver Abercrombie.

All welcome to any or all of our services. We'd love to see you there!