People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
At all three of our churches we welcome parents who want their babies or children to be baptised. You will need to live in the parish or have a qualifying connection to have your child baptised in one of our churches. Baptism is often called a Christening. It is an occasion when the family and church come together to give thanks for the child and to ask for God’s blessing. The service marks the beginning of the child’s life within the family of the Christian church.
The parents and godparents will make promises before God in committing to bring the child up within the Christian faith. As churches we would like to help you to do that.
Adults also get baptised, not everyone was christened as a baby or child and each of us has a different journey of faith – coming for baptism as an adult is a little different as you are able to explore faith and make the promises for yourself.
If you are thinking about having your baby or child baptised, or want to enquire on your own behalf, please contact us.