Baptising your child
Baptism is the gift of our Lord Jesus Christ when he had risen from the dead, he commanded his followers to make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Baptism with water signifies the cleansing from sin that Jesus’ death makes possible, and the new life that God gives us through the Holy Spirit. In baptism, the promises of God are visibly signed and sealed for us. They join us to Christ and make us members of his body the church universal.
- When are baptisms conducted
We conduct baptisms on a Sunday at 11.00am.
- How many Godparents should I choose?
It is usual for parents to choose three people to support them in the care of their child, and it is customary for two to be of the same gender as the child and one to be of the opposite gender. However, you are welcome to choose additional godparents if you would like. If you are an adult coming for Baptism, you are welcome to choose sponsors to support you and to take part in the baptism service with you.
- What is the role of the sponsor or godparent at Baptism?
The role of the godparent or sponsor at the baptism of a child is to join with the parents in presenting the child and to be a help and support to the child in growing in faith and living the Christian life.