“I baptise you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
We’re delighted that you are enquiring about baptism. In baptism, we thank God for His gift of life and publicly acknowledge His love. Baptism is one of the first steps Christians take on their journey with Jesus. It reminds us of when Jesus himself was baptised in the River Jordan.
At All Saints’ Appley Bridge, we welcome people of all ages to be baptised.
Many people have children and infants baptised at our church. This is sometimes known as christening. Children are precious to all of us and to God. In having their children baptized, parents are: thanking God for his gift of life; making a decision to start their child on the journey of faith and asking for the support of the church.
If you are interested in baptism at All Saints’, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Rev’d Sue Timmins on 01257 462350. There is no charge for baptism in our church.
Baptism usually takes place as part of our regular Sunday morning service, or it may be performed in a separate service under some circumstances. As the baptism service involves welcoming people into the family of the church, we ask that those who are being baptised or their parents attend church at least three times before the actual baptism service. We have provision for children and families in our services.