HOLY BAPTISM AT ST GEORGE’S CHURCH
If you are interested in having your baby baptised or wished to be baptised yourself (sometimes referred to as ‘Christened’) please contact the Priest- in- Charge (phone: 01924 787810) or come along to one of our services.
You can be assured of a warm welcome!
What do I need to do?
You will need to collect a form from the church and choose Godparents for your child. (They will need to be baptised in the Anglican Church or willing to commit to such a baptism for themselves).You will be invited to attend a baptism preparation session and also to come along to a Baptism service so you can see what is involved.
If you complete the form at the bottom of this page Janice will contact you to tell you more about what happens
What is Baptism?
Baptism is the way we become a member of the local and worldwide Christian family. It is a celebration for all: for parents, Godparents, relatives, friends and the whole church. If you follow the link you many of your questions will be answered. http://www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/baptism-confirmation/baptism/becoming-a-godparent-in-the-church-of-england.aspx.
What does it cost?
There is no money charged for a Baptism. The cost for us is that it is a commitment. It is the first step of faith, showing our intention to follow the way of Jesus. When you bring your child (or children) for baptism, you and the child’s Godparents will be asked to declare publicly on behalf of your child that you believe in God and that you will bring your child up to follow the way of Jesus. Everyone present promises to support you and to pray for you and your child (or children).
What time is the service?
Baptism may be offered during the main Sunday morning service, (currently at 10.45am).
What happens afterwards?
We’d love you to join us and ask you to keep in touch. In order to help you keep your baptism promises we hold regular family events and Tots’ church, specifically planned for little ones! We are here to support you!