When we baptise a child or an adult, we are welcoming them into the Church family. Baptism also marks the beginning of a journey of faith, where, in time, we begin to explore what it means to love God, love others and follow Christ.
We therefore encourage those seeking baptism to join us in our times of worship so that we can befriend and support one another. During our 10.30am Sunday service, we have activities and groups for children and a crèche. Every second Sunday of the month, we have an All-Age service where everyone stays together in church. This is shorter, more interactive and more child-friendly.
Usually someone would be baptised in their parish church and we would encourage this. For any adults or older children wishing to be baptised there is a short course called Searching 4 Faith.
Thanksgiving for the gift of a child
As an alternative to baptism (Christening), sometimes parents prefer a service of Thanksgiving for the gift of a child. This allows the child, in time, to make up their own mind about being baptised. In this service, we publicly give thanks to God for the child and ask his blessing upon their life and the lives of their family. At this service, the child receives a children's Bible.
For all Baptism/Christening or Thanksgiving enquiries please contact Rev. Alan Stewart
(firstname.lastname@example.org / 01992 582726)
Photo taken at the baptism of Daisy Cobb