If you live in the Parish it is our great privilege to be able to offer baptism and thanksgiving to adults and children.
Baptisms must be arranged at least 6 weeks in advance. Prior to the event there is a Baptism Preparation Evening to help prepare the parents and child where we will discuss how we can help you prepare for baptism and becoming a regular part of the church.
At least one of the parents should be baptised within a recognised Christian Church and Godparents must be both baptised and confirmed.
Some parents might want to celebrate the gift of a child without the commitment that baptism involves. During the Thanksgiving service parents and families give thanks for the birth or adoption of a child and everyone prays for family life. There are no promises to make about the Christian faith. The child will be blessed and prayed for, and supporting friends will promise to support the parents in bringing up their baby.
What is baptism?
Baptism is for babies, children or adults and takes place in a service often called a Christening.
For babies and children in the service parents thank God for his gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and godparents promise help and support. The church also promises to welcome the child and to pray for the family. For your child, being baptised at a Christening marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family.