It is lovely to conduct many Christenings each year in a service of Baptism and we look forward to welcoming you and your family for a happy service of celebration in this church.
Christenings can take place in the main service or they are offered:
Clifton on the 2nd Sunday at 12 noon
Southill on the 1st Sunday at 12 noon
To begin your journey of faith, come along to any service and collect your Christening Information pack.
Anyone can be baptised/christened at any age, from birth upwards. The usual number of Godparents is 3, and all must be Christened. More information is available from the Church of England website. https://www.churchofengland.org/
Before you choose your service of Baptism, we invite you to attend at least three services with us so that we can get to know you and welcome you into the Christian Faith.
Two services which are particularly suitable for families are: All Age Worship on the 2nd Sunday of each month, which tends to be more informal, and Messy Church on the 4th Sunday of each month, which involves a story, singing and activities for the children to complete, helped by parents and finishing with lunch, all in the Church Hall.
We then invite you to a Christening Morning, where you will have the opportunity to meet other families making similar enquiries and to book your Christening time and date. This morning will take place in All Saints Church, Clifton, starting with coffee at 9.30 am and finishing at 11am.
Choose from one of the following dates and RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
All the family/Godparents are welcome to come along
15th June, 6th July, 7th September,
There is no cost for baptisms/christenings; however, we take a collection during a hymn to help towards the upkeep of the church, heating, lighting costs and its mission. We offer families special time at the end of the service to take photographs around the font or in front of the altar.
Practical information for family and friends attending a baptism/christening
Policy for Baptism of Infants
Pro forma application form