We welcome people who want to have their baby or child Baptised (or Christened) at St Hilda’s. If you dont live in our parish we can guide you to your parish chruch or you may wish to worship with us here.
How do I arrange a Baptism?
We usually hold those services at on a Sunday monthly, by arrangement. You will need to contact Father Stuart/Bates to talk about the preparation for this wonderful service, and you will need to fill out a simple form, giving details of your child’s name(s), the parents and the godparents etc.
Baptism is the beginning of a person’s lifelong journey with God. When a young child is baptised, the Parents and Godparents say the vows on behalf of the child, and also for themselves. There are questions they answer to say that they are willing to bring the child up as a member of the church, and also about the Christian faith. It is important that the answers they give to these questions are about their own faith, as well as the faith they are hoping for the child.
How much does it cost? There is no cost for the service- God’s grace is freely given – but for soming so valuable we want repond with thanks tangibly – the church does have running costs and part of our christian commitment is to provide fo rhe running of the church a for in order to stay open, we do ask if you can make a donation to help with that, and this is the first evidence of us taking our childrens baptsim seriously.
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