Baptism is a moment of great joy and significance in life.
For some it’s as a baby or young child; for others it’s when we come to faith as an adult. For those around them, it’s about the declaration of promises and a welcoming into God’s family. Jesus was baptised and told his followers to go out into the world, to preach the gospel and to baptise others. Baptism (or Christening) remains the way that people join the church today.
- Baptisms – these usually take place on a Sunday afternoon with a welcome at a subsequent Sunday morning service. Typically, two or three children will be baptised at each service.
- Service of thanksgiving – we also offer a service for those parents who may not feel able to make the promises of baptism on behalf of their child, leaving the door open for baptism at a later date.
The families of the person being baptised are asked to make promises before God, and because of this we run a baptism preparation course. Parents are required to attend and other family members, such as Godparents are also invited. It normally takes place during one evening and gives everyone the opportunity to ask any questions they might have, or for any explanation about the promises being made.
To find out more, to arrange to talk to someone about it, or if you’re interested in arranging a baptism, please contact our church office.