Baptism and Thanksgiving services offer a great opportunity to celebrate and pray with family, friends and the wider church family for God’s blessing, support and protection as your children grow. Baptism is a sign of the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives. For all involved, particularly the candidates, parents and godparents, it is a joyful moment when we rejoice in what God has done in Christ, and respond in repentance and faith.
We offer Baptism services to all who feel able to, in good conscience and with integrity, make the promises contained in it. (In the case of infants, these promises are made on their behalf by their parents or guardians and godparents).
We also offer the option of having a service of thanksgiving and dedication for infants instead. This involves many of the same prayers, but is often chosen either where parents feel unsure about the promises made in baptism, or they would prefer to leave the option to be baptised with the child until later in life.
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