Baptism


What a Baptism is all aboutAn adult carying a baby standing with an older child

A Baptism …

  • looks to the future and makes promises
  • is a Church celebration – welcoming someone into the life of the Christian community and commitment to follow Christ
  • is a special moment set in the context of the church’s worship
  • is for all ages – infants, children, teenagers and adults

Since Baptism includes promises of commitment to Christ and church membership, we assume parents already worship with us – or are beginning to do so. Therefore baptism would normally be included in one of regular weekly services

A number of preparation meetings are held between the parents and the minister.

If you decide to commit yourselves and your child to Christ in Baptism, we discuss which of the church’s future baptism dates is the most convenient for you …

The church does not see Baptism as an ‘event’ – just a special occasion, and part of a journey …

  • a journey shared by parents and children …
  • a journey of a growing Faith in Jesus …
  • and a journey of sharing in the life of His family, the Church.

Alternatively, you may wish to consider a service of Thanksgiving.