Baptism (also called christening) is the way of initiation into the Christian faith. It is a service that uses prayer, symbol, and scripture to remind us of Christ’s own baptism and his promise of forgiveness and cleansing us of all our sins.

Our baptisms at the Ascension are held in our main 9.15 service, and arrangements should be made with Revd Alex in the first instance.

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on The Church of England’s website or the Chelmsford Diocese's website. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Bob Manning, who may be contacted at

Priest in Charge
Reverend Alexandra Guest (
Church Wardens
Bob Manning
Julie Clarke

The Parish Church of the Ascension, Collier Row Road, Romford, Essex, RM5 2BA