The birth of a child is a wonderful event in the life of a family. Baptism is a great way to celebrate this birth and welcome a child into the family of Christ; joining over two billion baptised people around the world.

BaptismBaptism is also known as Christening. Everyone is welcome to have their child baptised in their parish church or a church where they regularly worship.
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In bringing their child for baptism parents make a decision to start their child on a lifelong journey of faith. Parents and godparents thank God for the gift of new life and promise to help and support the child in their growth in faith. The church also promises to welcome the newly baptised and to pray for them.

Here at St John’s, baptisms take place during our 10am Sunday Service on set dates throughout the year. Baptism Sundays for 2020 are 12 January, 9 February, 22 March, 12 April, 10 May, 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October and 1 November. For more information contact the Parish Office.

If you would like to consider baptism, for yourself or for your child, come to one of our services and speak to one of the clergy team. We will then meet with you to help you to prepare for this special celebration.

Discover all you need to know about choosing, planning and going to a Church of England christening.