Services: Baptisms

Congratulations on your decision to seek baptism for your child!

 

If you require more detailed information about becoming a church member as an adult, please contact the Vicar.


What is baptism?


In baptism, you as parents are thanking God for his or her gift of life, deciding to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church’s support.


For your child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from self, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.

 

Baptism is a ‘sacrament’, a visible sign of God’s love. In baptism, we are thanking God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledging his love. We are acknowledging that we all need to turn away from our failings and to make a new start with God.


Baptism at Wentworth and Harley


At Wentworth and Harley, we welcome anybody with a Wentworth or Harley Church connection. This usually means that their home is within the Parish (Wentworth, Harley or Hoober) or that the child’s parents were married at Wentworth Church. Other links may occasionally be accepted; please contact the Vicar to ask.


It is necessary for parents to have the support of Godparents. Traditionally this is three Godparents, with two of the same sex as the child being baptised. Two are fine and we would be happy if you were to invite more, but all Godparents must themselves be baptised. However the child’s parents do not need to be baptised.


Baptism services generally take place once a month.


Baptism Co-ordinator – Christine Clapham 01226 744084

 

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