Baptism (or Christening as it’s sometimes referred to) marks a new start – a decision to follow Jesus Christ within the family of the Church. In the Christening Service parents, along with the Godparents, come to the front of the church and publicly promise to do their best to raise their child to know that God loves them, and to help them follow Jesus as a member of the Church.

Booking a Christening

There are two services a month where Christenings take place. On the first Sunday of the month, Christenings take place in the main 10:30am service. This service lasts around an hour, and is an all age service, and children stay in the service. A crèche is available at this service. Coffee is served after this service, and the Christening parties are welcome to stay. On the second Sunday of the month we hold a specific Christening service. This service starts at 12:30pm and lasts around 45 minutes. There are usually 2 or 3 Christenings at each of these services.

Come to a service to book your Christening

Thinking about Baptism?

Sometimes, seeing someone else baptized, deciding to have your own child baptized or being asked to be a Godparent, can make you to think about your own journey of faith. If you were not baptized as a young child, you may be deciding now as an adult or teenager to make this commitment. Please come to a service and make contact to discuss further. We’d love to talk to you about this.

The Church of England have put together a wealth of information on all you need to know about choosing, planning and going to a Church of England christening.

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To book a Christening, come and speak with us after a Sunday service