Baptisms & Christenings
The birth of a baby is a time of great joy and something to celebrate! Your child is precious to you and precious to God. Being baptised at a Christening marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family. In baptism, we thank God for his gift of life and make a decision to start on the journey of faith and ask for the Church’s support.
Christening is about hearing how much God loves us, about expressing our longing for God’s guidance and grace and about determining to share his love with others. It is a hugely positive and optimistic statement to make, and a wonderfully solid foundation for life.
It’s worth adding that adults and older children are regularly baptized in the parish- it is not just something which happens to babies.
( Read more on the Church of England website)
Different churches do baptisms at different times. At St Michael's we offer baptisms on virtually any Sunday, either during the main Sunday morning service or after the service at 12noon.
To discuss a baptism/Christening please fill in our contact form here with your details and your preferred dates, and we will back to you to book your big day. We also encourage you to attend our preparation courses.
We would be delighted to help.