Christening or Thanksgiving Services

Children are very precious to their parents, and they are also very precious to God.  2000 years ago Jesus was pleased to bless the children brought to him.  We would be pleased to bless your child too.  Like many churches within the Church of England, we are pleased to offer you the choice of two services for your child:

Thanksgiving Service

A Thanksgiving Service is for parents who want to celebrate the birth of their child, and to ask for God’s blessing.

This service can usually be arranged within one month.

Baptism Service (or Christening)

A Baptism Service is for parents who want their child to join the church, and to learn about the Christian faith.  This service is also called a Christening.

During this service parents and godparents make some important promises, (including a commitment to continue bringing their child to church).

This service can usually be arranged within two months.

The choice of service is entirely up to you.  Both types of service:

  • Are led by one of our clergy (Lynnette);
  • Are free of charge;
  • Usually start at 12:00 on a Sunday afternoon;
  • Last about thirty minutes.
  • Please contact the church for information on our Christening or Thanksgiving Services

Baptism can also be arranged for Adults.