In baptism, we thank God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledge his love; In the Anglican Church it is common to baptise young children; this is sometimes known as christening. In baptism a child begins his/her journey of faith, and it is a journey that lasts a life time as we never stop growing in our faith.
Baptism is a 'sacrament' (holy ritual to symbolise grace) that is traced back to Jesus himself being baptised in the river Jordan.
Baptisms normally take place during a Sunday morning service, so the church congregation can welcome the child into the Church and declare their intention to support and pray for the child, parents and godparents.
Please speak to the Revd Ali Cooper (01732 669447) about baptism for your child or for yourself and do have a look at the Church of England Christenings website which is very helpful.