“I baptise you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
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.
Baptism usually takes place as part of our regular Sunday morning service, or it may be performed in a separate service under some special 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.
In the Church of England, a baptism usually takes place in the parish where you live, so we would need to confirm that your home address is within the parish which we can do when you contact us. There is no charge for baptism at our church.
If you are interested in baptism at All Saints’ Appley Bridge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s lots of advice and answers to questions at www.churchofenglandchristenings.org