Baptism

Baptism

In Church

It is our normal practice to Baptise people during a service with family members present. There will be other times where it may be part of our regular worship services. Please feel free to be in touch with the Parish Priest ta make enquiries about Baptism.

 

 

Baptism

Baptism is the first of the great Journey Sacraments. 

Water is a major theme in the Bible, from the moment of Creation where the Spirit of God brooded over the water, and Abraham who travelled from the land of the great rivers (The Tigris and the Euphrates) to a well on the hill a Shiloh, and Moses who led the people across the Red Sea as on dry land and when the people were thirsty struck the rock with his staff and water came forth, and David the Psalmist spoke of being led by still waters, and John came Baptising in the River Jordan, And Jesus took the water at the wedding and made it wine, and said to Nicodemus said that we must be born of water and Spirit, and Jesus met the woman at the well that Abraham had travelled to in a narrative that concludes with him being called the Saviour of the Cosmos, and when Jesus was crucified water came forth from his side, and in the great vision of heaven from the Throne of God the great river flows.

By the sacrament of Holy Baptism we come into the Church. The Font in that sense is the door of the Church. In this sacrament we are made one with Christ (hence it sometimes being called Christening). The journey of faith does not end in Baptism, it begins here. Parents and Godparents promise to nurture that journey.