If you've recently had a baby, congratulations! The Church of England provides two opportunities to bring the joy of new life to God and the church.
- First, you can bring your baby to church for a Service of thanksgiving where we can give thanks for his or her arrival and pray for you as a family together. Many families find that's just the kind of 'marker' they are looking for, and it can also involve any family or friends who will support you and your child as he or she grows.
- Secondly, there is baptism (which some people call 'Christening') in which you make promises for yourselves and your child about your own Christian commitment, into which you will raise your child. That's a serious option and the promises made need careful thought and preparation.
Sometimes people who were not baptised as infants come to faith in Jesus as teenagers or adults and we are also delighted to share their faith through baptism.
If you are considering any of the above, the first thing to do is come to church and talk to the minister afterwards.