Baptisms / Christenings
Baptism (also known as a Christening) marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives. The first step in response to God’s love. For all involved, particularly the candidates, but also parents, godparents and sponsors, it is a joyful moment when we rejoice in what God has done for us in Christ, making serious promises and declare our faith. The wider community of the local church and friends welcome the new Christian, promising support and prayer for the future. Hearing and doing these things provides an opportunity for us to remember our own baptism and reflect on the progress made in our journey with God, which is now to be shared with this new member of the Church.
At King Charles the Martyr we hold a baptism enquiry evening on the first Monday of each month in the Upper Room of the Church Hall at 8:00pm. Our services of baptism takes place on the first Sunday in each month at 12noon. We would be equally happy to hold your baptism during our Parish Communion at 10am.
If you would like to explore baptism further at King Charles the Martyr for either you or your children then please contact us here.
A Prayer for Baptism
by the power of your Holy Spirit
you give your faithful people new life in the water of baptism.
Guide and strengthen us by the same Spirit,
that we who are born again may serve you in faith and love, and
grow into the full stature of your Son, Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit
now and for ever.