In baptism, God calls us out of darkness into his marvellous light.
Whenever it happens, whether as a baby, child or adult, baptism is at the heart of an amazing journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ. You are never too old to take this step, and being baptised as an adult is a wonderful experience.
Here at St Mary's we offer Baptisms to all those who are seeking a closer relationship with God. Our Baptism services happen during our Sunday Parish Eucharist service on the first Sunday of the month.
Baptism is also known as christening, especially in reference to children, but both are the same and whether you are baptised or christened the service is identical.
During the baptism part of the service those who wish to be baptised will come to the font at the back of church. Here they will receive a sign of the cross in oil on their foreheads followed by the baptism, where they will have water poured on their heads in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. At the end of the service, they will receive a special candle to symbolise the light which Jesus brings into our world
If you wish for your child to be christened (baptised) they will need at least three Godparents, who have been baptised. Parents and godparents make promises to pray for your child and help them on the Christian journey.
We are here to help you on that amazing journey.
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