Baptism/ Christening

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 Churchwardens of the Church you wish your child to be baptise in.