Baptism is from a Greek word meaning ‘plunge’ and is an outward sign of something that goes on in the heart when someone believes in Jesus and turns to follow Him.
Being ‘plunged’ or washed in the water stands for dying to your old life and coming out of the water stands for rising to new life with Jesus, forgiven and filled with His Spirit!
Some people call this ‘Christening’ (being put ‘in Christ’) and it’s the same thing.
Baptism can be for both an adult or for the children of adult believers.
If you’d like to make this commitment to follow Jesus and have your child baptised or be baptised yourself, then please contact us - we’d love to hear from you.
Please contact us before choosing a date or booking any party venues!
In the meantime, this website might be a help: churchofenglandchristenings.org
It may be that you’re not yet sure about following Jesus but you would like to celebrate the birth of a child with a special service in church. We would love to arrange that for you - there’s a special dedication service for just such a celebration! Please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!