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 Louise Brown or email the office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise will be able to explain the meaning of baptism, what to expect in the service and answer any questions you may have. She will also liaise with the Vicar in regard to a suitable date and time.
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