Everyone is welcome to have their children christened in their parish church. During the Christening service your baby will be baptised. There are around 10,000 babies and children baptised in the Church of England every month. We also welcome adults who want to be baptised.
Your child is precious to you and precious to God. At Baptism you make a decision to start your child on a journey of faith. The church and the godparents support the family and the child in this decision.
Baptism for babies and children takes place in a service often called a Christening. In this service parents thank God for his gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and godparents promise help and support. The church also promises to welcome the child and to pray for the family.
For your child, being baptised at a Christening marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family.
A selection of photographs from baptisms in our churches. These are kindly provided with permission from the owner/s & parent/s.