Baptism is a unique, special celebration publicly recognising God’s love for us. In baptism we are saying that we all need to turn from the darkness of evil and make a new start with God. Baptism is a ‘sacrament': a visible sign of God’s love and is intended to show that someone has begun the journey of being a disciple of Jesus. The Church of England baptises people as adults and as children. The service provides the opportunity, not only to make formal promises, but also to share why you are taking this step, so we can celebrate with you how God has led you to this point.
If you decide you would like your child to start on the journey of faith with the Christian family of the church then you may choose to have them baptised (sometimes called Christening). The church and the godparents support the family and the child in this decision.
Alternatively Thanksgiving is a way some parents want to celebrate the gift of a child without the serious commitment that baptism involves. The child will be blessed and prayed for and supporting friends promise to support the parents in bringing up their baby.
We offer these services on the third Sunday of the month, or at our Monday afternoon Messy Church services.
To find out more about the different services please contact us or tel: 0115 950 5471