Christenings

A Christening also known as a Baptism is where you will make the promises for your child as you commitment them to be a Christian and follow the teachings of Jesus.

Your child is precious to you and precious to God. You want the very best for them, and so does God. You want them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others.

Over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by:

  • Being there for your child to talk to about the bigger questions of life – questions about hope, faith and love.
  • Praying for your child through the ups and downs of their faith journey.
  • Showing them practically how to make those good choices in life.
  • Helping them to learn more about their Christian faith, through their church and in other ways.

So it’s a commitment to start as you mean to go on.  A christening is a celebration and a free gift from God.  Like most gifts you also receive a set of instructions on how to get the best from your gift.  With this in mind we have created a Baptism Preparation Booklet (click here) and a Baptism Request Form (click here)  for you to download which hopefully will answer any questions you may have.  Once you have completed the Baptism Request Form you will need to bring this to one of our Eucharist Services, either on Sunday at 10.30am or Wednesday at 7.00pm.  Please hand the completed form to either Reverend Kevin Greaves or one of our Church Wardens. On receipt of the form a date will be agreed for you to attend one of our Baptism Preparation Groups, which are held on the third Wednesday of most months.  Through attending the group you will have an understanding of the commitment you are making as well as been shown the practical parts of the service.  After attending the Baptism Preparation a date will then be agreed for the christening of your child.    

Christenings in the parish are on the first Sunday of every month at 10.30 am in the Eucharist and also on the third Sunday of every month at 12.30 pm outside of the Eucharist.  It is advisable that you do not book a venue for your party until after been given a date for the christening as this date may have already been taken by another family. 

We are really pleased that you are wanting to have your child christened at one of our churches and we look forward to meeting you and your family.  

 


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