Baptism (often known as Christening) is the first sacrament of the Church. It is a special ceremony in which the candidate is welcomed into God’s family and started on a journey of faith. Christening often happens for children, but adults can be baptised too. All are welcome into God’s family and can come to invite God’s blessing.
Baptism is a significant commitment, not to be entered into lightly. Parents and godparents make commitments on behalf of the child, and these are taken seriously. Some people find that a “thanksgiving” is more appropriate for them and their child. This is a short ceremony in which we give thanks for the gift of a child and celebrate their life.
You can find out more on the Church of England’s website.
If you’d like to talk about a Christening then the best place to start is to contact Michael, the Rector.
Page last updated on Thursday 10th November 2022 by Michael Bigg