Baptism (sometimes called a christening) is a service where the parents and godparents make a Christian commitment on behalf of the child when an infant, or, when older, on behalf of themselves. Baptism is a service where the person who is baptised, is brought to Jesus Christ, and made a member of Christ’s Church. It is a new start to life in which the baptised person is accepted and sealed by God with the Holy Spirit to represent Christ to the world. As a response to the baptism which God gives us, we and the candidates declare our faith and intention to serve Christ, and ask for God’s continuing grace to support us in the task to which we are called. When a baptism is of a baby or a child, the baptised receives the love and shared faith of the family to grow-up with Christ; through prayer and fellowship within the body of Christ God will strengthen and nourish them.
This service normally takes place during the normal service on a Sunday morning. This occurs because baptism is about belonging to the church family and it is nice for the church family to be present to welcome the newly baptised. On occasion the baptism service can take place outside of a standard Church service. It is an incredible privilege to welcome young and old alike into the Church through baptism. There is absolutely no charge for this. If you're thinking of baptism, please contact us.