Watch a video of the baptisms of Tania & Michael's children, in a church service:
If you are considering bringing your child up in the Christian faith, you may wish to have your child baptised.This is the normal way of joining the wider Christian family. It includes a small ceremony where the child has water poured over their head at the church ‘font’ to symbolise a new start in life. Where the child is not old enough to make his/her mind up, the parents and appointed godparents are asked to make undertakings about their faith and make promises to bring the child up as Christian. The child will receive a Baptism Certificate together with a candle. Baptisms either take place within the main worship services of the church, usually in the morning on a Sunday, or at a private Baptism ceremony (taking about 20 minutes) usually in the early afternoon on a Sunday.
If you wish to enquire about a Baptism for your child, please call the Parish Office. There will a preliminary visit to your home by a member of the clergy or our Pastoral Team to meet with both parents (or carers/guardians, as applicable). The aim is to find out your wishes and to answer any questions you may have and to explain the process.
We normally require the parents/carers/guardians first to attend at least one Sunday morning service and a Saturday morning seminar (10.00am – 11.30am) together with others who are bringing their children for baptism. The seminar is an informal time where the Christian faith is explained and the undertakings to be made are run through. At the end of the day, it is up to you whether you want to go ahead, and our job is to help you understand what it is all about.
Please note that there is a small fee payable for this service for the paperwork. Couples may wish to make a voluntary donation towards the mission of the church, although there is no obligation to do so.
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