Baptisms (Christenings)

Baptism (popularly known as 'Christening') is God's way of uniting a person with Jesus Christ and his Church.

Baptism for infants
At a baby’s baptism his or her parents, godparents and the Church promise to encourage the child to believe in God, follow Jesus Christ and live by the Holy Spirit as a member of the Church and a witness in the world. 

The vows of baptism are made by the parents and godparents on the child's behalf with a view to encouraging the child to grow as a follower of Jesus and, at an appropriate age, to take the vows for himself or herself in a service of Confirmation

It is required that godparents themselves have been baptised.

Baptism for older persons
Those able to take the vows of baptism for themselves are baptised after participating in a programme of preparation. Confirmation in a service led by a bishop may take place immediately or at a later time.

Find out more
To find out more about baptism for yourself or your child, please contact Rev Adrian Bell through one of the Churchwardens