Here at St John’s, we have a whole community approach to welcoming children into the family of God.

Welcoming a child into the family of God

The Sacrament of Baptism is a beautiful and profound sacrament that brings alive and expresses our desire to follow Jesus in life and in faith. At a Baptism for an infant, parents and Godparents speak for the child and promise to provide opportunities to grow in faith as part of a community of faith. Baptism needs to happen in a community of faith, and when that community is gathered. Baptism can happen during any of our regular services and incorporates some important promises and the actions of immersion in water – the Baptism; Anointing with oil – the Christening; and the welcome of our worshipping community.

Some reasons for choosing The Sacrament of Baptism:
  • We want to help our child become a follower of Jesus
  • We want our child to grow in faith as part of a Christian community
  • We want to learn more about being a follower of Jesus and grow in our own faith
  • We value the support and help of other people of faith in helping us grow our child in faith
  • We want our child to grow up with experience of the Christian community so they can make more informed choices and commitment when they are older.

How can I contact to arrange a Baptism?

There are a couple of easy ways to register:

May our God surround you and your family with love and blessings as you consider what the Holy Spirit may be calling you to do.

Click here to download the application form: