Anyone can get in touch with St. Aidan’s or St. Leonard’s to find about having their child christened.
During a christening your child will be baptised with water. It’s the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family.
We are sure that your child is precious to you and precious to God. You want the very best for them, and so does God!
Part of this is wanting them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others.
A christening is just the beginning of this and so much more.
Over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by:
- Being there for your child to talk to about the bigger questions of life – questions about hope, faith and love.
- Praying for your child through the ups and downs of their faith journey.
- Showing them practically how to make those good choices in life.
- Helping them to learn more about their Christian faith, through their church and in other ways.
So it’s a commitment to start as you mean to go on.
To help parents reach the right decision about Christening we invite all those enquiring about Christening to come to our Young Church. This is where you can experience a different kind of worship designed especially for the needs of Parents with young children. It involves crafts and games and refreshments. This is followed by an informal act of worship.
Young Church happens Every Sunday in term time in St Aidan’s Church Hall.
It begins at 6pm and ends at 7pm.
If after sampling some of our worship and meeting us you would like to take things further, you will be invited to one of our monthly Preparation Meetings at St. Aidan’s Church. This is where we can have a longer more detailed chat about your options and talk through the different things we can offer including a Thanksgiving Service for the Gift of a child and Christening.
Our hope is that this will provide more information for parents as they prepare to take a big step in their children’s lives.