Celebrating the Birth of Your Child

The arrival of a new baby into your family is an important time in your life and many people choose to mark the occasion with a special event. In this church, we like to offer flexibility as to what this event might look like and offer these options:


A baptism with water during the Sunday morning service. Godparents are included and recognised within the service, and the Parents and Godparents make promises to the child and to God. The child will receive a candle and a Bible or book


This could take the form of a thanksgiving, dedication or naming/blessing ceremony during the Sunday morning service. The format and wording will be decided in discussion with the Minister.

Godparents/Sponsors are welcome but not essential. The child will receive a gift.


With both types of service we offer an opportunity to recognise this significant event in your lives and to add a spiritual dimension to it. These options can be discussed in full with the Minister and/or Children & Family Worker. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can we record the ceremony and take photos?

How much does it cost?
It is a free service.

Do the Parents and Godparents have to have been baptised?
No, but they must feel comfortable with the important promises they are asked to make.

Is there an age limit for the child?

Will more than one child be baptised at once?
We usually baptise or dedicate only one child during a service, sometimes siblings are
baptised/dedicated together.

Does the baby have to wear special clothes?
You decide what the baby wears.

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