We love having baptisms (often called christenings when a child is baptised) in our Sunday services. Christian believers are baptised because that is Jesus’ instruction. 

Then Jesus came to them and said,
‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’

In our churches the children of followers of Jesus are baptised too, often when they are babies. This is because the Bible says the promise of forgiveness and new life is for them too.

Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off – for all whom the Lord our God will call.’

Have your child baptised

If you already come to church regularly, then talk to one of the ministers before or after the service about baptism.

If you haven’t been attending church with your child, then that’s the first step. Once you have been coming along for while and have got to know us, then we can talk about baptism preparation before we set a date for the baptism itself.