A Baptism, or Christening, is the free gift of the Church. Christian’s take the example of the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan when the Holy Spirit appeared as a dove, and Jesus began his work telling us the Good News of God. In baptism, we become a member of the church, and God reminds us that we are his beloved child.
Baptism is one of the seven sacraments of the Church. It is one of the ways that God makes himself known to us. Often, people are baptised as babies, but you can be baptised at any age. The person being baptised makes promises to turn towards the light and love of Christ in their life. Godparents make these promise on behalf of a baby or a young child. After making these promises, the people gather around the font, a special basin of water in the church. Water is splashed on the person’s head, and they are baptised in the name the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
A baptism either takes place during our main Sunday service, or there is a private baptism that takes place early in the afternoon and lasts about 45 minutes. If you would like to explore baptism further, just drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org