Baptisms and Christenings
Baptism or Christening is a very happy event in the life of a child or adult. The Arrowvale Group of Churches welcomes you to baptism. It is always a pleasure to baptise children and adults and we look forward to sharing in this very important occasion with you.
Christian Baptism (often called ‘Christening’) is a Service in which parents and Godparents make solemn promises to God and to the Church about helping the person being baptised in their journey through life.
It is traditional to have three Godparents, (two women and a man for a girl and two men and a woman for a boy); although more are possible. Godparents must be baptised, and parents can also act as Godparents if desired.
When deciding on Godparents aim to ask people who will help your child grow in the Christian faith and be good examples and friends to them in the years to come.
At baptism your child will be, ‘welcomed into the fellowship of faith as we are all children of the same heavenly Father’.
A baptism service is not just a very special day for family members, relatives and friends to enjoy, but the beginning of a lifelong journey with God, and association with his Church.
We can also offer a thanksgiving service, giving thanks to God for the miracle of birth, as well as blessing and publicly naming your child and praying for the whole family. This service does not include any baptismal promises.
Please contact Rev Anna Branston who will guide you and answer any questions you may have. There is no fee for a baptism.
You can find out more about baptism at https://churchofenglandchristenings.org
If you would like to go ahead with Baptism, Christening or Thanksgiving, do contact me, Rev’d Anna:
firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 07777 692 458
to discuss dates and what the service entails.