Baptism

We rejoice in the new life which new members of any age bring to the Church.

Baptism is the rite by which people are received as members of the Christian Church. We practice Baptism of infants and of adults who have not previously been baptised. We recognise the baptism performed by other denominations and share with many of them a common certificate of baptism.

The parents of babies and young children who wish to share the joy of new lives among them are offered the choice of a Service of Thanksgiving or Baptism. This takes place as part of the main Sunday morning worship where the whole congregation can share the occasion with the family. In addition to Godparents, the Church makes a promise that they will continue to support and uphold the child and family in prayer.