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Our initiation into the Christian faith…

Baptism, also known as Christening, is the means by which we become members of Christ’s Church.

Baptism is the beginning of our journey with Jesus, and symbolises us being made anew, the water of baptism symbolically washing away the negative aspects of our life, and at the same time sustaining us with life giving water.

Deciding to be baptised is a serious decision, and for that reason it is something we ask you to think about carefully, whether you are the parent of a child to be Baptised, or an adult candidate. Godparents are promising to support the person being baptised, and so must have been baptised themselves.

Parents and godparents of children, or adult candidates themselves, make promises to God in the course of the Baptism service. These promises speak about Jesus, living the Christian life and rejection of evil in the world.

Baptisms are mainly on a Sunday afternoon, although they can also be arranged during the service on a Sunday morning.

Please contact Fr Kevin if you would like to enquire about baptism for yourself or your child.

Find out more about baptism on the Church of England’s website: