We’re delighted you’re thinking of baptism for your child. Your child is precious to you and precious to God.
At baptism you promise to raise your child to know God loves them, and to help them to follow Jesus as a member of the Church.
What is baptism?
In baptism, you as parents are: thanking God for his gift of life, making a decision to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church’s support.
For your child, baptism marks a start to a journey of faith, which involves turning away from all that is evil, turning towards Christ. You as parents are promising to bring your child up as a Christian and to teach them about the Christian faith.
Baptism is a ‘sacrament’ – that is a visible sign of God’s love. In baptism, we are thanking God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledging his love.
We are acknowledging that we all need to turn away from selfishness and evil and to accept God’s offer of a new start.
If you are interested to find out more, please contact the Vicar at 01945-880 259 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the Vicar, Revd Martin Dale will only perform a baptism in a Sunday morning church service or on a Saturday afternoon if you don’t want your child baptised in a normal Sunday Morning Church service. Please note that weddings are generally conducted on Saturdays and your preferred date may not be available if there is an earlier wedding or baptism booked. Sunday afternoons is his family time and you are asked to respect that.