Baptisms

Baptism

We are delighted to baptise (christen) children in our three churches. In baptism parents and godparents promise to bring up their child to be a follower of Jesus as part of his church. The church promises to support you and your child in this journey of faith. Together we give thanks for your child, bless your child and

 pray for him or her.

We normally baptise children in the main morning service at any church.

 

If you live outside the villages we are happy to consider the possibility of baptising your child provided there is a good reason and your local parish priest gives permission.

 

Thanksgiving

Some parents might want to celebrate the gift of a child in a different way without the commitment that baptism involves. During the Thanksgiving service parents and families give thanks for the birth or adoption of a child and everyone prays for family life.

A Thanksgiving Service is not a Baptism. There are no promises to make about the Christian faith. The child will be blessed and prayed for, and supporting friends will promise to support the parents in bringing up their baby.