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The birth of a child is a special event and many people feel that baptism (sometimes called ‘christening’)
is a wonderful way to celebrate that arrival and to ask God’s richest blessing on the child.
It’s a way to celebrate God’s gift of a new life.
But there’s a bit more to Baptism than that:
It’s a visible sign of God’s love for your child,
It’s a declaration that you want to follow Jesus
and want Him to be part of both your and your child’s life
It’s a sign of belonging to Jesus and being part of the Christian Church.
Baptism marks the beginning of a journey of faith: making a new start with God and becoming a member of the local church
and the worldwide Christian family. It’s very special and always a privilege for us as a Church.
Because it’s in part becoming a member of your local church,
we encourage you to come along a few times so you can get to know us and so we can get to know a little too.
Baptism involves parents and godparents standing up and making public promises.
If you bring your child for Baptism, you will be asked to declare, on behalf of your child,
You will be asked to answer, on your child's behalf,
Baptism is important, so the minister taking the service meets with parents (and godparents whenever possible)
to talk through all that baptism means and to encourage them to link in as a family with everything that we offer
for families and children of all ages.
If, after the preparation,
you decide that you are not quite ready to make the promises Baptism involves, that’s OK.
For those who don't feel ready to make the commitments in Baptism,
we delight in celebrating with you,
thanking God for your child and your growing family in a Service of Thanksgiving.
So, if you would like to come to Church to thank God for the gift of your child,
we can offer a service of thanksgiving.
Please ask us for more details about this.
Baptisms normally take place on the first Sunday of the month at our 10:30 am service.
For more information about Baptism, please come along to church (if you don’t already)
and meet us
then telephone the Group Office on (01531) 631531 or send us an email
But!… I’m an adult not a baby
Baptism isn’t just for babies and young children.
It’s primarily a sign of becoming a follower of Jesus and so is appropriate for anyone of any age – from 0 to 100 or more. The baptism of older children, teenagers and adults is a very special event.
If you’ve not been baptised and would like to think about Baptism for you,
then please do get in touch with us, we’d love to discuss this with you.
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