Getting your child baptised – or being baptised later in life yourself – is an important rite of passage. Christening, by which the ceremony is also known, acts as a formal welcome into the Church and marks the beginning of the journey into faith. As an alternative, you may wish to look at a Thanksgiving service, when we offer thanks to God for the gift of a child. This can be followed later by Baptism, if desired.
If you seek baptism, either for your child or yourself, come and talk to us at the Parish Office or telephone us on 01794 513125.
One of our baptism visitors will meet with parents before the baptism to discuss the service and to answer any questions.
Baptism services will take place at the new time of 12.15pm on any Sunday (except the third Sunday in the month). Children are sometimes christened during the 10.00am Sung Eucharist. The Vicar has also devised an order of service that combines baptism and marriage, should you be interested in combining your child’s christening with your wedding. Older candidates may also be baptised directly before being confirmed as part of our annual confirmation service.