In baptism, 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. In turn the local church welcomes your child into the family of God.
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.
One of our Ministers will discuss the meaning and and details of the service with you, usually by a home visit
At All Saints you can have a baptism within the main Sunday morning service or at a separate afternoon service. Whist we particularly encourage baptism in the morning service we realise that this is not always convenient for family and friends to attend.
An afternoon Baptism service lasts approximately 30 minutes. The service does not involve singing or hymns unless specially requested, as the organist is not normally present.
You may choose Godparents if you wish, and how many and whether they are male or female. Godparents should be baptised.
There is no charge for a Baptism service but we do encourage donations
towards the upkeep of the church.