Thanksgiving after the birth or adoption of a child


What a thanksgiving is all aboutAn adult carrying a child in their arms

A thanksgiving …

  • looks to the past and gives thanks
  • is a Family celebration – welcoming your new baby
  • includes a Naming ceremony and prayers for God’s blessing on your child and home

Thanksgivings can take place at a time and a place to suit the family and those leading the service.

Parents can choose Supporting Friends (like Godparents) and receive a Certificate.

This service includes a ‘Naming’ of your child, gives you the opportunity to invite 2-3 friends to stand with you – and includes prayers for God’s blessing on your new baby and home.

A Thanksgiving leaves open the possibility of Baptism at a later date.