Baptism, which is also referred to as Christening, is a special and happy event in the life of a child or adult in which all the family can share. It also marks the beginning of an individual's journey of faith with God. The church community very much appreciates the opportunity to share in the event and to celebrate the new relationship being formed between the individual and God, so baptism within a regular service is a real opportunity to welcome the new member of the church.
Our main morning service starts at 10am every Sunday and lasts for an hour. We love to be joined by families celebrating a baptism. To help others who may be travelling from afar to get to the service, we also offer the alternative of having the baptism/christening service at the later time of 12 noon. This service lasts approximately 40 minutes. If you do take up the latter, we will invite you to the next All Age Service or whatever service is most convenient, so we can formally welcome those who have been baptised into the church family.
If you would like to know more about baptism for yourself (no one is ever too old!) or your child, then we will be most happy to provide advice and information, so please feel free to contact us.
You can also read more about this on the Church of England website.