As part of our vision for the future we are committed to supporting parents and families through Baptism and Betty Bear and to share the Christian faith with all.
We welcome baptism enquiries from anyone living in the parish who wants to say thank you to God for their child. Whilst most baptisms are for young children, we welcome candidates of any age – older children and adult candidates will need to spend some time preparing for their baptism.
Baptism services are held on the fourth Sunday of the month at 12 noon, and the service lasts for approximately 30 mins and is child-friendly. We limit the number of baptism families at each service to two for practical reasons and ask that you bring along no more than 50 guests.
A Baptism service is about becoming a full member of God's church, and is appropriate for those who (along with Godparents) are committed to sharing the Christian journey with their child. It may be right for those who want to:
- Reaffirm their own Christian faith
- Ensure that their child grows up as part of the church
- Promise to pray for and with their child
- Set a Christian example for their child
Parents and Godparents declare their own Christian faith, their decision to turn to Christ and follow him and this is an important commitment.