Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19, verse 14); At that hour of the night the jailer took them … then immediately he and all his family were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole family. (Acts 16, verses 33 & 34)
“Baptism” and “Christening” are two words that mean exactly the same thing; a wonderful celebration of new beginnings. Christians believe that through baptism God offers his gift of love without limit. Baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives, the first step in response to God’s love. Baptism is what Christians call a ‘sacrament’. That means it is a visible sign of God’s love, a genuine way in which God touches and changes our lives.
Fees: the Baptism service is always free, though of course you are very welcome to make a donation.
What next? … families and children are welcome in all our services, and there are special groups for youngsters as they grow.