Baptism, sometimes called Christening, marks the beginning of a journey of faith, becoming a member of the local and worldwide family of the Church.
We baptise many children and adults at Holy Trinity and hope that some of the answers to the questions below may help you in your decision whether to bring your child for baptism.
What's the difference between Baptism and Christening?
Nothing! They are two words for exactly the same event.
What is the right age for baptism?
Baptism can happen at any age. What matters most is that you think this is the right time to be baptised.
I was baptised as a baby but I'd like to be baptised again. Can I do that?
You can only be baptised once but there are ways of renewing your baptismal promises. Alternatively you might to consider being confirmed. Just ask for more details.
Will I be asked to pray or sing?
Baptism is a simple, informal service and you won't be asked to sing or pray aloud.
Do I have to come to church to have my child baptised?
No! We believe that God's love is freely given to all, regardless of background. However you may want to use this as an opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith and come along to our worship on Sunday morning.
What is a Godparent?
Godparents, along with parents, make promises on behalf of the child being baptised. Godparents promise to pray for the child and support them and their family as they grow up. It is an important and responsible role. The only requirement to be a godparent is that they are baptised themselves.
How much does it cost?
The baptism service is free.
When will the service take place?
We usually baptise children on the first Sunday of the month in the afternoon.
For any further details or to arrange a baptism,
please get in touch.