We are delighted to welcome both children and adults to the fellowship of the Church of Christ, the people of God, by the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.
What is Holy Baptism?
Baptism is a ‘sacrament’ (a holy rite which conveys God’s grace and blessing) whereby a person is received as a member of God’s family. For this reason we take baptism seriously and a special occasion for you and your family. Baptism is the only requirement for membership in the Church of Christ.
In baptism, the priest pours water from the Christening Bowl over the head of the person being baptized, in the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. This symbolizes being made clean from sin and given a fresh start as a child of God. The sign of the cross is marked on the forehead, the invisible but indelible mark of union with Christ.
What is the Difference Between Baptism and Christening?
The two terms probably are used because we are baptized in Christ by name, thereby receiving our Christian names.
When do Baptisms Take Place?
Usually at an ordinary Sunday morning service, except during Lent – the 6 weeks before Easter, and Advent – the 4 weeks before Christmas, or in the event of some special occasion.
What is the Procedure for Arranging a Baptism?
Enquiries concerning baptism at St Peter’s can be made by contacting the parish priest on (441) 297 2459 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is There a Fee for This?
Every baptism is an occasion of joy for the church, and there is no fee.