Baptism at St. Nicholas’ Church
Please be aware that you will need to wear a mask to enter the church building so that we all remain safe.
ENQUIRIES FOR WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS
We welcome the return of our enquiries evenings from 6th September starting at 7pm until 8.pm If you are enquiring about a wedding or baptism, then please pop into church and a team will be ready to help you through the process.
Baptisms will resume at St. Nicholas Church beginning October. If you are considering a baptism for either yourself or your children, you will be required to attend church [our services are on Sunday’s at 10am] and after one of the services please approach the Vicar Revd. Marg, who will make sure that you are allocated a time with our enquiries team, so that a suitable date can be found. At present, only one family baptism will take place at a time, and this will be on the first Sunday of each month at 12.00pm.
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.