A Christening or Baptism is the start of a journey; it is a journey for parents who thank God for the precious gift of a child and have decided to introduce their child to faith with the support of the church; for the child it marks the beginning of a spiritual journey, becoming a member of the wider church family. It’s a wonderful celebration to share with friends and family.
During the Christening service, important symbols are used:
Water – the priest will baptise your child by pouring water on his or her head.
The Sign of the Cross – the priest will make a sign of a cross on your child’s forehead. It is a significant moment which marks the child as belonging to God.
Light – Jesus is the Light of the World so during the Christening a large candle will be lit in church to signify this. Afterwards you will be given a lit candle as a reminder of the light which has come into your child’s life.
Booking a Christening
To book a date for a Christening for your child please fill in the form here and the vicar will be in touch shortly.
We hope you will decide to have Godparents for your child; they have a very important role to play. Choosing them is a big decision and you can find out more about this when you meet the vicar.