Baptism at St. Nicholas’ Church

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact related to the coronavirus, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. For all enquiries from now on please call Rev Margret Mattocks on 01902 842168.

What is baptism?
It’s a bit of a strange thing to do – taking a little child to church, and pouring water over them.

Why do we do it? What is the point of baptism?

  • It is joining a new family. When your child was born they became part of their own family. Now, through baptism, they can become part of the family of the church.
  • It is sharing in new life. We give thanks for the birth of your child – for their new life. Baptism is the way that she or he can share also in the new life God gives us.
  • It is the beginning of a journey of faith.

What does this mean for parents and godparents?

Bringing your child to be baptised means that you want them to grow up knowing that God loves them, and learning to follow his way. As parents you are in the best position to help them in this spiritual growing – by talking to them, by praying for them and with them, and by helping them to share in the life of their church family.

Becoming rooted in God, growing together in faith, reaching out with love.