Christenings in the Church of EnglandChristenings

We're delighted you're thinking of a Christening for your child. Your child is precious to you and precious to God. At your child's Christening you promise to raise your child to know God loves them, and to help them to follow Jesus as a member of the Church.

What is a Christening?

There is no difference between a Christening Service and a Baptism Service. Baptism and Christening mean the same thing. Babies are baptized during a christening service, just as couples are married during a wedding service.

In the Christening service, you as parents are: thanking God for his gift of life, making a decision to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church's support.

For your child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from all that is evil, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.

Baptism can happen at any age. What matters is that those concerned are committed to bring up a child as a Christian.

If you would like to find out more about Baptism, please download the form that is here and fill it in before sending it to the Mission Community Administrator.  

More information about Church of England Christenings can be found here