For your child, being baptized marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family.
It is not unusual for older children and adults to ask to be Baptised as they discover faith a bit later in life and all are welcome to take this next step on their journey.
You can find out more about baptisms by visiting the Church of England's churchofenglandchristenings.org. Whether you are a parent, godparent or guest, this site has information that will help you understand the importance of baptism and the journey that follows.
You can also visit the Church of England website to read more about baptisms.
A Thanksgiving Service is not a Baptism. There are no promises to make about the Christian faith. The child will be blessed and prayed for, and supporting friends will promise to support the parents in bringing up their baby.
Do please contact the Rector if you want to talk about baptism or thanksgiving.
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