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Christenings and Adult Baptisms at
St. Lawrence's

Here at St Lawrence's, we see Baptism as an important part of our ministry and the decisions and promises which Parents and Godparents make during the Baptism Service are taken very seriously.  To enable Parents to understand these decisions/promises, we have a

The Font--where the water
for baptism is held

Baptism Policy which requires some commitment by parents.  As a Church, we just want to be assured of your commitment to bringing up your child in the Christian faith.  To help do this, we ask you to attend Church on four occasions, after which, you will be asked to attend a "Baptism Preparation Meeting", which USUALLY takes place on a Monday evening. 

Baptism is an act where a person makes a special commitment to Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and Lord.  Obviously babies cannot make these promises for themselves, so parents and godparents make them on the baby's behalf. 

By coming to Baptism Preparation you will find out more about these promises.  At this meeting - at which godparents as well as parents are welcomed - you will be supplied with a list of available dates, and asked to fill in an application form.

Please note that if you live outside the parish of St Lawrence's you will need to get permission from your parish priest before we can baptise your child.  This is usually done in the form of a letter from your parish priest to our Rector.

Sam Gilbert