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Baptism services are held when required, normally during the 10 am service on the 2nd Sunday of the month at the Parish Church, and on the 4th Sunday of the month at the Church Centre. Baptisms may also be possible at 6.30pm Evensong Services, please enquire.
Only two baptisms will take place during any one service, so please book early!
Sunday 12th August 2018 at the Parish Church - FULL
Sunday 26th August 2018 at the Church Centre - FULL
Sunday 23rd September 2018 at the Church Centre - FULL
Sunday 14th October 2018 at the Parish Church - FULL
Sunday 28th October 2018 at the Church Centre - FULL
Sunday 25th November 2018 at the Church Centre
Sunday 9th December 2018 at the Parish Church - FULL
Sunday 23rd December 2018 at the Church Centre
DATES FOR 2019 TO BE PUBLISHED SOON
Please call the Parish Office on 01892 521447 to request an application form.
Download our information leaflet.
What is Baptism?
In baptism, you as parents are thanking God for his gift of life, making a decision to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church's support.
For your child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from all that is evil, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.
Baptism is a 'sacrament' a visible sign of God's love. In baptism, we are thanking God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledging his love. We are acknowledging that we all need to turn away from selfishness and evil and to accept God’s offer of a new start.
Can we have a private service of Baptism?
Baptisms usually take place in the church's main service, because they are a public declaration that your child has become part of the church family. It is important that the church congregation is there to support you and welcome your child.
I'm not a regular churchgoer. Can I still have my child Baptised?
Yes. The Church believes that God's love is available to all, regardless of their background. The vicar can talk you through the options: you might prefer to have a Thanksgiving service first and then consider baptism when you have had time to talk through what is being asked of you.
You may also wish to find out more about the Christian faith and what joining the Church involves before you make a decision about baptism. Again, the vicar can give you guidance.
What does it cost?
A Baptism service is free, though there is a small charge of £20 for the certificate and candle.
Please contact the Parish Office for more information.
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