Christenings Baptism and Thanksgiving
Baptism marks the start of the journey of faith as someone becomes a Christian and joins the family of the Church.
Christening is the service that usually involves baptising with water, but there is also a more simple service of thanksgiving too. There are more details below and on the new Church of England Christenings website. Christenings usually take place at our 10:00 A.M. service on the first Sunday of the month. If you prefer a more traditional setting, you can have a baptism at St Edmund’s Church at Holme Pierrepont.
Baptism marks the start of the journey of faith as someone becomes a Christian and joins the family of the Church. Children and adults can be baptised; both make promises about the commitment they are making to follow Christ. Parents and godparents make those promises on behalf of the youngest children.
Thanksgiving is a service of saying thank you to God for the gift of a child. It can come before baptism or instead of baptism if you don’t yet feel ready to make a full Christian commitment on behalf of your child.
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