To arrange a baptism please contact Katie on 01285 659317. Those seeking a baptism for their child(ren) will be invited to attend a preparation course and church services beforehand. (See below). Some people refer to baptism as 'Christening' but these are just two different words for the same thing. It is the process of welcoming an infant or child or adult into the Christian church.
If baptism is about becoming a member of the church, then the church has some expectation of those who seek baptism - tempering this with the understanding that all Christian sacraments, and the church, are a gift from God. Therefore any approach to families must be generous, but not lacking in expectation.
Families who ask for baptism will be asked to attend the Sunday Eucharist at least twice before the baptism. For this reason it is important that a Learning Process is provided by the church. This is OUR responsibility to the family.
Prior to baptism, sessions of teaching will be provided to each family including:
a. Baptism b. The Bible c. Prayer d. The Eucharist. This enables families to understand more fully the life of the church (see above for course details)
Baptism schedule for 2017 dates to follow
Baptism preparation groups will be held in the Parish Centre (PC) or in the Parish Church of St John Baptist (StJB)
Baptisms themselves will be held at the Parish Church or Holy Trinity or St Lawrence.
Please contact the office to discuss further.