Christening and baptism are two words which mean the same thing. In the baptism service we make a statement that someone is a child of God, washing them with water to symbolise the washing away of sin and the blessing of new life in Jesus Christ. In baptism a child or adult is given their name as a sign that they are a unique individual, a precious child of God.
If you would like to be baptised yourself, or to have your child baptised, we would be delighted to arrange this. The usual process is to first set the date for the christening, as we are booked up several months in advance, and for one of the church team to visit you to discuss the promises you will make. We do ask you to come to church at least one Sunday morning before the service itself, so you can get to know us and to learn more about your faith.
For more details about a christening, please give the Vicar a call on 01634 324960 or come to a Sunday service. Also you can find the Vicar on a Tuesday morning in church after 10am, when we have our social time and craft group, and you can talk to her then and book a christening. Anne often takes school assemblies at 2:45 at the Pilgrim School, where she is a governor, and she is happy to chat in the playground afterwards.
SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: The Vicar will only sign a school admission form for regular worshippers at the church (regular worship counts as attending at either morning worship or Messy Church, at least monthly for a full year). Baptism alone is not sufficient for a school admission form to be signed. We welcome newcomers – why not try worship with your children for a year?