Christenings and Baptisms

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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 welcoming, rewarding and memorable experience.

A big part of the richness of Baptism includes entry into the Church community, with the community of faith present to welcome the newly baptised. As such, we are able to offer baptism at any of our usual Sunday morning services.

To book a christening (baptism), just contact boxriverbenefice@gmail.com

Check out the Church of England website too, at https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/christenings

Things people have had to say following their Baptism

“Paul and I both wanted to say a big Thankyou and to say how wonderful the service was on Sunday. Everyone enjoyed the whole service and said how lovely it was. The attention to detail with involving the children, the hymns, music was just perfect. It’s a bit like a wedding when you want to do it all again! Please thank Sarah for all her efforts and thankyou to Father Rob and Father James, Sarah and Tom for joining us after at the White Hart. It was lovely to have you there with us all and to take time out of your precious family time to be with us. I hope you enjoyed the buffet and cake! I would also like to say thankyou to the congregation for being so welcoming and patient as I know christenings do add some time to the service. Oh and Tom on the organ who played so wonderfully and played my favourite Ava Maria it was just lovely. I hope this Sunday I shall see you a church again. Also thankyou Liz for answering my emails and for being so helpful with all the arrangements.” P & K, July

“I would like to say a very big thank you for Andreas’  baptism ceremony, he was extremely happy. He keeps talking about this day. Also he received your letter addressed to him and he was so exited about his baptism certificate and the other little things. Thank you once again. Soon we will visit  the church again.” S, Sept

“Thank you very much for your service on Sunday – we all really enjoyed it and were really pleased with how everything went! You made it so meaningful and straightforward.” A & R, Sept

“Thank you for making Lochie’s baptism such a memorable experience. You made us feel so welcome and upbeat explaining everything to us beforehand, what would happen and talk us through the service. Once we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. Even though you caught COVID the day before you bent over backwards to find another priest who was really lovely.” J, July

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you did to make Angus’ baptism so memorable and rich on Sunday. You were right, it was wonderful to have the whole church community present to make the service even more lively and you delivered it with such depth and yet made it enjoyable and engaging. Thank you for all you did for us.” S & P, Nov

“Thank you for a wonderful Christening service on Sunday. It was terrific. We are so pleased that our daughter is starting off life with such a spiritual blessing!” A, Nov

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