Baptism / Christening

What is baptism?
Baptism is about birth into a new life with God.

Embarking on this journey of faith is an act of trust and we need a guide. Jesus said ‘I am the light of the world’ and for this reason a candle symbolises Christ as that light leading the way. Each one of us is known and loved individually by God.

Who can get baptised?
In accordance with Church of England practice, anyone who lives in the parish or who is, or intends to become, a regular worshipper is welcome for baptism.

When baptisms take place
Baptism is generally a church family event because it is the whole church that welcomes each person who is baptised. Therefore, our preference is not to offer a private baptism service without a specific pastoral need. 

Want to know more?
If you are interested in finding out more about a baptism, please complete and return our request form – using either our Child request form or our Adult request form – to Rev Tim Starling.

Or click here to take you to the Church of England website.