Your child is precious to you and precious to God.
You want the very best for them, and so does God.
You want them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others.
A christening is just the beginning of this and so much more.
It the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day
for all your friends and family,
during your child will be baptized with water.
Baptisms are conducted on request for those who live in the parish.
Baptisms for those who live outside of our parish are considered on an individual basis.
Baptism (often called a christening) marks the beginning of a journey with God, a journey that continues for the rest of our lives. This first step is a response to God’s love, when parents and godparents promise to help bring up the child in the Christian faith.
It is also a celebration, a time to come together with family and friends to remember your child is loved by God, is part of a wider community, and is welcomed into the family of the church.
Children who are too young to profess the Christian faith for themselves are baptised on the understanding that they are brought up as Christians within the family of the Church. We do therefore expect that parents will bring their children to some services before the baptism so that they are truly members of our community. It is also a condition that parents, and if possible godparents, attend a preparation session before the baptism.
Baptism services are normally conducted at 11.30am on designated Sundays but can also be conducted as part of the 10am Parish Eucharist by request. No baptism is refused on the grounds of marital status of the parents.
Please speak to one of the Clergy if you wish to discuss further. Alternatively, please fill in the enquiry form below with some our your initial details.
Baptism Enquiry Form
Please fill in this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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