Baptism or Christening of Infants

Baptism or Christening of Infants2020-03-25T11:40:36+00:00

During the current coronavirus crisis, there can be no baptisms except in emergencies.

  • We regret that the church is now closed for all services, which includes baptism.
  • Any baptisms that have already been booked within this time of crisis will have to be postponed.   Please contact the church office:  01923 282149;
  • You may book a baptism for the future:   01923 282149;
  • Emergency baptisms can take place in hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygienic precautions and physical distancing as far as possible.

We hope that, with God’s help, that it won’t be too long before we can resume our normal services . . .

The baptism of children, sometimes called christening, is open to any parent seeking something that could only be described as the very best for their precious child.

For parents and godparents:

  • it’s an opportunity to thank God for his gift of life
  • it’s a decision to start your child on the journey of faith – asking for the church’s support
  • it’s making serious promises and declaring your own Christian faith

If you wish to explore the possibility of having your child baptised then please get in touch with the church office: 01923 282149;

You will be asked to attend a Baptism Parents’ Evening in order to find out more and you will learn about the significance of Baptism and be given opportunity to discern whether or not you want to go ahead. There will be plenty of time for questions.

You will also consider another special church service, different from a Baptism, which is used as a way to say thank you to God for your child.  It is called a Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child – and family and friends are warmly invited to come along.

This can be arranged if you decide that now isn’t the right time to have your child baptised. Whatever the reason, your minister will be delighted to talk to you about this service.