Thinking about A Christening?
Everyone is welcome to have their children christened in their parish church. During the christening service your child will be baptised and with the support of the church, parents and godparents, your child begins an amazing journey of faith. All you need to know about planning and going to a Church of England christening can be found on www.churchofenglandchristenings.org
Thinking about a Thanksgiving Service?
A special church service, different from a christening, can be used as a way to say ‘Thank you’ to God for your child. It is called a Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child.
This is a lovely time when you can be with friends and family, ask for God’s blessing and pray for your baby. It’s possible to have this service instead of a christening if you decide that now isn’t the right time to have your child baptised. Or you could even have the Thanksgiving service as well as a christening. You might also choose this service when your baby is just born, or if you have adopted a child into your family and you want to celebrate this with special words said by a vicar in church.
You can find out more at churchofenglandchristenings.org/for-parents/thanksgiving-service
If you would like to find out more about a christening or a service of thanksgiving for the gift of a child,
please contact us