What is Baptism?
This is a service which marks the beginning of a child’s journey with God – a journey which continues for the rest of their lives. It’s a first step in response to God’s love. The wider community of the family and friends and the local church welcome the new Christian, promising support and prayer for the future.
Although the Church always calls this service baptism, it’s also known as Christening as it’s here that a child is given their Christian names and begins their Christian life.
When can my child be baptised?
Baptisms of infants and children normally take place during one of the Sunday services or on a Sunday afternoon.
The afternoon services are short – about 20 minutes long – and not very formal. You’ll need two or more Godparents or Sponsors and if possible, someone to read a short bible passage. There are no hymns.
Can I be baptised?
Yes! We also offer baptism to adults.
What does it cost?
There is no charge for Baptism, but a donation to St Michael’s at the end of the service is really welcome!
If you’d like your baby or child baptised, please contact:
The Benefice Office
Telephone 01296 632488