One of the most natural responses to the birth of a child is a desire to celebrate and say thank you to God. Every child is a miracle and it’s only natural for parents want to bring their children to church to ask for God’s blessing. Baptism and Christening are different names for the same event.
Here at Saint George’s we want to welcome you to bring your child to celebrate their life and pray for their future and we offer parents a choice of either Baptism or a Thanksgiving Service.
At a Baptism service parents and godparents make promises and commitments to bring the child up as a Christian. They promise to do their best to live good lives and be positive role models. These promises are made on the child’s behalf.
At a ‘Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child’ the child is blessed and the parents and children are prayed for. It’s a simple and beautiful way to welcome your baby into the world and into your family without making promises you might not feel ready to make.
If you want to find out more about either of these special services and how to book one, please come along any Sunday to one of our services which are held at 10am. Introduce yourselves to one of the stewards and they will give you an application form and explain how you can attend a Preparation Session. These take place at either Saint George’s or Claines churches at 9.30 on a Saturday morning. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your child into God’s church.