Christening welcomes a child as a member of our congregation, the Church of England and the world wide Christian community. Because it is a welcome into membership of the church, Baptism takes place during our Sunday morning service.
Christening or Baptism is a service of commitment, in which promises to follow Jesus are made by parents and godparents on behalf of the child until they are old enough to make the promises for themselves.
Baptism is an important step and not all parents feel they want to make that commitment, so we also offer a Service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child. This can take place outside our regular worship and children can still be baptised at a later date. To arrange a Baptism or Service of Thanksgiving, please talk to a member of the Ministry team.
Family and friends will be made very welcome at either service. To help to decide which service is right for you, you may want to look at our service outlines or talk to one of the clergy.
Baptism isn’t just for children. If you are an adult considering Baptism, please talk to a member of the clergy.
There is more general information about Christening on the CofE website.