Christenings For Children
Everyone is welcome to have their children christened in their parish church. During the christening service your child will be baptised and with the support of the church, you and godparents, your child begins an amazing journey of faith.
All you need to know about planning and going to a Church of England christening can be found on: churchofenglandchristenings.org.
It also includes information about another church service to say thank you for God for your baby.
Please contact us to talk about arranging a Christening (baptism of a child) at St Andrew’s. There is no charge for these services.
What is baptism?
Baptism is a response to God’s love – a desire and a commitment to respond to God’s call to follow the example of Jesus Christ. It is also a celebration, a time to come together with family and friends; remembering that you are loved by God, are part of a wider community and have a place with God’s people.
For more from the Church Of England website, please click here.
If you are mature enough to make your own decisions and you’ve decided you’d like to be baptised, you’ll have a baptism service that is designed for adults.
You may have been going to church for a while and want to make a more definite commitment in terms of your Christian faith. For adults and young people, baptism usually takes place shortly before, or at the same time, as confirmation. Confirmation is the service when those who have previously been baptised affirm those promises and are specially prayed for by a Bishop.
Read more about Confirmation on the Church of England website.