We all want the best for our children. Baptism is an opportunity to start a journey of faith with them. We welcome babies, children and adults for baptism. There is no charge: God’s love at baptism comes free.
As baptism is a serious commitment, there is some preparation to help you to understand what it is and what promises will be asked of candidates. Parents of children too young to make promises are invited to an evening preparation meeting; older children and adults have age-appropriate preparation and make their own promises in the service. Preparation is led by one of the clergy team and a member of the congregation.
Baptism happens at at St Cuthbert’s on a Sunday afternoon. We limit baptisms to two families so as to keep the service as personal.
There’s always someone available to help after the Sunday morning service at 11.15am or at our Thursday informal lunch, Lite Bite (from 11.15am to 12.45pm).
Around the birth of a baby:
Your baby can also be blessed at birth, in hospital or at home. In addition clergy offer private ministry (at home or in church) following a miscarriage.