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Thanksgiving & Baptism (also known as Christening)
We at St Peter's & Clifton Church love Baptising babies and infants and consider it a huge privilege to be part of the formal welcoming of any child into the Church family.
Baptism is a joyful, but also very serious celebration. On behalf of the baptised child, you, godparents and the Church family will make the commitment before God to bring your child up as a Christian within the family of the Church,
To help you to make these commitments we would like to explore with you what the Christian faith is about and what it means to know and follow Jesus. This will involve meeting up 4 times over a period of 4 to 6 weeks, during which we would also encourage you to come to Church. We recommend our 11.15 all-age family service, which meets in the Church Hall (Community Rooms), where you will be able to meet many of the other young families and where we provide a small creche for babies.
Once you have had the chance to explore the Christian faith, joined us at Church, and are able make the Baptism commitments on behalf of your child, we will book a date for their Baptism, which would normally take place on the fourth Sunday of the month, at Church, and within our 11.15 all-age family service.
If you are unable to make the commitments we you can still have a special Thanksgiving service, which is also a wonderful celebration, but without the water or the commitments. You can then always come back for a Baptism once you feel ready and are more part of the Church family.
To discuss your Baptism further, please contact Revd Martijn Mugge on 01709 259531 or join us at any of our Church services.
We look forward to welcoming you at St Peter’s Church.