Christening / Baptism


Baptism ("christening") is a way of symbolising God's love, care and call on a person's life.

When we have a baby baptised (in a "christening" service), we are saying that our greatest wish for them would be for them to grow up knowing God's love in Jesus for themselves and to follow him throughout their lives. The service therefore asks parents and godparents to say in front of the congregation that they themselves are followers of Jesus and that they are going to bring their child up as a member of the Christian church.

If you do not feel you would be happy making the statements and promises involved in baptism, but would still like a service to say 'Thank You' for the gift of your child then you might want to consider a Service of Thanksgiving.    This is still an appropriate service to invite family and friends to a celebration of your baby's birth.

It's not just for babies and children - anyone of any age who has not been baptised, may decide for themselves that they would like to be baptised. If you have come to accept that Jesus Christ is Lord and would like to make that spiritual reality 'public', with a service of Baptism, then please talk to a member of the cler




If you would like to consider having your child Baptised please contact the Parish Office - 01789 293381 or email:

   Someone will subsequently be in touch to meet you and invite you to one of our 10am Family Services.  They will introduce you to our Vicar, Craig, and agree a possible date for the Baptism.   (These dates are mainly the third Sunday of the month at the 10am Family Service or at 12 noon.   The parents are given a form to fill in and invited to attend church for three Sundays prior to the Baptism.

There is no charge for Baptism but there will be a collection plate, and any donation  would be much appreciated.