We welcome all enquiries relating to Baptism.
If you are considering bringing your child up in the Christian faith, you may wish to have your child baptised (also referred to as ‘Christened’). Baptism marks the start of a journey of faith and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.
Baptisms take place within the main worship services on a Sunday morning at 10 am on an agreed date. If you wish to enquire about a Baptism for your child, please contact us to arrange an initial visit.
We normally ask that you attend at least one Sunday morning service before the baptism and of course hope that you will want to continue to be involved in the life of St Andrew’s. When you are considering who would make suitable Godparents, it is important to remember that the Church of England asks that the Godparents are themselves baptised.
Please note that there is no fee payable for this service. You may wish to make a voluntary donation towards the mission of the church, although there is no obligation to do so.
Sometimes a decision to be baptised is made later in life, at any age from the teenage years to 100! We warmly welcome enquiries from anyone wishing to find out more about baptism for adults, which is normally followed by Confirmation. You will find you are not alone in wishing to explore the Christian faith, even for the first time, at any stage of life. Please contact us if you would like to know more.
Thanksgiving for the birth of a child
We also offer Thanksgiving for the birth of your child, during the main Sunday morning service. This is where the child is officially ‘named’ and you seek God’s blessing on him/her. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘Dedication’ or a ‘Blessing’. It is especially for those who are not yet ready to make the undertakings of faith required for a Baptism. If you wish to enquire about a Thanksgiving for your child, please contact us. Please note once again that there is no fee payable for this service. You may wish to make a voluntary donation towards the mission of the church, although there is no obligation to do so.