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In Baptism or Christening, we thank God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledge his love. In the Anglican Church it is common to baptise young children.
What is Baptism
Baptism is a 'sacrament' (which is an outward sign of an inner reality) in the Christian tradition that is traced back to Jesus himself being baptized in the River Jordan. When you bring your child for baptism, you will be asked to declare publicly on behalf of your child that you believe in God and that you will bring your child up to follow Jesus. You will be asked to answer, on your child's behalf, that you have decided to turn away from everything which is evil or sinful and instead to turn towards Christ. The declarations made by you and the child's godparents will be made in front of members of the church congregation which promises to support you and pray for you and your child.
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Booking a Baptism at Holy Cross
Baptisms take place either during the Sunday 10:00am Worship Service or at 12:00 noon on 1st and 3rd Sundays. In a busy parish like ours, baptisms at the 12:00 noon services usually have more than one child being baptised, but we ensure that there are no more than two families at any one baptism.
At the service
A number of important symbols and actions will be used during the service itself: