Baptisms/christenings


Baptisms/christenings

We really enjoy welcoming families for baptisms and will always try to do our best to accommodate your needs. It is great to be able to celebrate a new birth or a spiritual step forward with you.

What’s the difference between baptism and christening?                                              There is no difference between a christening service and a baptism service.  Some churches will use the word 'baptism' and some the word 'christening'.  Christening is a traditional English word which means to become a member of the Christian church. Baptism means to be immersed in water.  During a christening service a baby or child will be baptised with water and welcomed into the community of the local church.

Can I or my baby be baptised at St Catherine’s?

Definitely yes as long as live in the parish of Mile Cross.There may be other circumstances which mean if you don’t live in the parish we may be able to offer baptism at St Catherine’s

 

What about godparents? 

For those wishing to be godparents you will need to have been baptised yourself.If you are not, we would be happy to talk with you about baptising you.

What do parents and godparents do at a baptism?

At a baptism for a young child both parents and godparents will be asked to promise in the service that they will do all they can to bring the child up as a Christian, and  promise that they will make her/him welcome as part of the church.

How much does it cost? 

There is no charge for a baptism. if you wish to make a donation to the worker sing Catherine’s that would be greatly appreciated.

 

If you would like more information about baptism you can follow this link to the Church of England website Click here or please contact Martin or Ruth. 

 

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