Christenings and Baptisms

Christening and Baptism

Baptism (or Christening) is one of the Church’s sacraments – a visible sign of God’s love for us in which he bestows upon us his life giving grace. Baptism plunges us into the risen life of Jesus. Through baptism we die to our old way of life and rise with him into a new way of life within his Church. Baptism marks the first step on the journey of faith.

Children are brought to baptism by their parents. Together, parents and Godparents promise to nurture these children in the Christian faith and life of the Church. This carries with it a commitment to bring them to church regularly and encourage them in their faith as they grow up, especially at times when other agendas may begin getting in the way. At an appropriate time they may be admitted to Holy Communion and Confirmed.

Christenings in the Box River Benefice

If you are looking at this page, you may be thinking about a Christening (Baptism) for yourself or one of your children.  If so, we’re delighted that you’ve made it this far and we look forward to welcoming you in the Box River Benefice.  Our churches offer baptism to everyone and we aim to make it a rewarding and memorable experience.

To do this, we do not offer private baptisms. A big part of Baptism is acknowledging entry into the Christian Church community, welcoming them into the community of faith. That can’t happen if the community is not present. We are, however, very willing to offer baptism at any of our usual Sunday morning services.

To book an appointment at one of our meetings in order to enquire about christening and baptism, then please contact

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