About Baptism

The word “baptise” comes from a Greek word meaning to ‘dip or immerse in water’. Baptism is also known as ‘christening’ because through it, the child becomes a Christian – that is, a follower of Christ and a member of the local and worldwide Christian family, the Church.

What is the right age for Baptism?

Baptism can happen at any age. What matters is that those concerned believe that it is the right decision. You can only be baptised once, but there are other ways of renewing your commitment as an adult, and we would gladly discuss these with you.

Symbols in Baptism

Water – water is necessary for life and growth, for washing and drinking. In baptism it signifies being cleansed and new life in Christ.

Sign of the Cross – in baptism, the sign of the cross is made on the forehead. This is a reminder that they belong to Christ that Jesus died for this person.

Candle – the candle presented at baptism is a symbol of the Light of Christ entering a person’s life, dispelling the darkness of sin.

To enquire about a baptism, please contact the Church Office on 0754 999 130.