In Baptism, we thank God for the gift of life and welcome the person being baptised (the “candidate”) into the community of our church. In the Church of England it is common to baptise young children; this is usually known as christening.
A fundamental part of baptism/christening is that the candidate is joining a worshipping community, so the Church of England directs that all baptisms/christenings take place during public Sunday Morning worship after a time of preparation for the candidate or, more usually, their parents.
During the service you will be asked to gather around the font with the Godparents as we ask God’s blessing and, for infant baptism, the parents and Godparents will make baptismal promises on behalf of the child.
If you have been asked to be a Godparent and would like to know more, this page – role of a Godparent – is very helpful.
Please contact Revd Kate if you would like to discuss baptism for yourself or your child.