Baptism

If you are enquiring or wanting to explore baptism for your baby/child then the first step you need to take is come to one of our Sunday services. We do understand that, especially with babies or young children, coming to church for the first time may feel like a daunting experience. But we would love to see you and get to know you and there are many other parents with young children who come too. 

We hope that by coming and being part of our church, you and your family will discover and worship God, and grow in your relationship with Him! That’s why we encourage families wanting their baby/child to be baptised to come to church. Because in baptism you are making promises that you are a Christian and you are promising that you will help your baby/child to grow in their Christian faith until they are old enough to make the decision to be a Christian for themselves. Coming to church will help you in your journey of faith together as a family.

Dont forget to check whether you live nearer to another Anglican church when thinking about baptism. It may be that there might be a church nearer to you which will be just as welcoming and friendly to accepting you and your family as St Clement's. The Church of England strongly recommends that you should have your child baptised in the parish you live in. If you are unsure what parish you live in, then please give us a call and we will help you to find out what parish you live in. 

If you live in our parish, have started worshipping with us and you are committed to helping your child begin their journey of faith with you in baptism, the next step would then be for you to speak to Sandra who would take some details from you and perhaps arrange to visit you.

If you are unsure whether baptism is right for you and your child at the moment, we do also offer thanksgiving services where we invite you and your family to the front of church and we thank God for the gift of your child, but where you don’t have to make promises which you are unable to keep. If you would like to enquire about a baptism or thanksgiving service for your child then please do speak to Sandra Kearney at Vicar's Hour 5.00pm Tuesday in Church

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