Baptism (sometimes referred to as ‘Christening’) is the sacrament whereby one becomes a member of the Church. It marks the start of a journey of faith, as the person being baptised turns towards Christ and becomes a member of the local and worldwide Christian family. Baptism is the first part of a two-stage process of initiation into the Church, the second part being Confirmation For more information on Christian Baptism, visit the Church of England’s website https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/christenings
You can be baptised at any age, whether you are a baby, a child or teenager, or an adult. Children will normally require godparents or sponsors (usually three); for adults, however, this is not necessary.
There are two options when arranging a baptism in this parish. You can either arrange for the ceremony to be part of one of the main Sunday services or you may prefer a more private gathering, usually following the main Sunday service All Saints’. There is no charge for baptisms, although a donation to the church is always welcome.
If you live in the parish of Branston, you have an automatic right to be baptised in the parish. If you live elsewhere and have a connection with the churches, or another good reason for wanting to be baptised in the parish, this is normally possible.
If you wish to get in touch please make contact Lorna through the contacts page to discuss this further.