A Christening is the start of a Christian journey,
the entrance to the Church
What is a Christening?
During a Christening, your child will be baptised with water – the heart of christening service. It’s a sign of a new beginning and the start of an amazing journey of the Christian Faith.
How do I Book?
At St. Botolph’s, Christenings are held on Sundays at 12 noon;
at St. James’ they are arranged as required.
All Christenings must be arranged with the Vicar beforehand.
To arrange a christening, please contact:
The Parish Office (01509 502255) and speak to Barbara Powell or email the office on email@example.com
Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from him
Frequently Asked Questions
Do godparents have to be baptized?
What if one or both parents aren’t christened?
How much does a christening service cost?
What happens in the service?
The service can be found here:
It is split into parts:
- The Welcome
- The Promises
- Signing of the Cross
- The Water
We will then invite you back to a service soon afterwards to receive the Candle and then every year afterwards to re-light the candle to remind us that Christ lights our way and shines in our hearts