The Baptism Service
Baptism is the first step on an amazing journey with God, parents, friends, family, and the church. This is the start of a life long journey of discovery about love, faith and hope – a special time for celebration.
You can ask the minister, deacon, or others in your local chapel about having your child baptised. The minister will discuss with you what baptism might mean to you and your family.
‘I BAPTISE YOU IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT’
What happens at a Baptism?
Your child will be baptised with water. Other important things will also happen during the service:
The minister will make the sign of the cross on your child’s forehead with water. This is an important moment and a sign to remind us of God’s salvation. It acknowledges that your child has become a part of the church of Jesus Christ. This is your child’s baptism.
You will make important promises on behalf of your child.
The minister will pray for your child bringing him/her by name, before God.
The minister will pray for you as parents, and for everyone who will support your child on their path of faith.
All those present make a promise to support your child and you as parents, as you bring up your child