What is Baptism?
After Jesus had been crucified, died, and was raised from the dead, He appeared to His disciples and said; "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20)
Baptism is the initiation into the Christian faith. When someone decides that they want to follow Jesus, having realised that He came from God and died for us, then in response to Jesus’ command, that person will want to be baptised.
Just as we use water every day for cleansing, so too the water of baptism symbolises the cleansing of sin, a ‘dying’ to the old self and being born again into a new life in Christ.
To enquire about Child Baptism, please complete this enquiry form.
In the Church of England, we often baptise babies/ young children, who are obviously too young to understand what baptism is about, and so the parents and god-parents of the child make promises on the child’s behalf. As these promises are between the parents/ god-parents and God, we want to ensure that you as parents/ god-parents have a good understanding of what they are. For this reason, we will request a session together to explain in depth what the promises of baptism mean.
Baptisms take place during our 10:00am morning service