If you are thinking about having your child Christened we would be delighted to hear from you. The
birth of a baby is a very special occasion and one worth celebrating before God
as a family. Whether you are thinking about a Christening for a baby or an older child we hope the
following will answer some questions and explain what you should do next.
What is a Christening?
- much more than a naming ceremony
- a public sign you intend to bring your child up in the
- a commitment by the church to support
you as a family in your journey of faith together
- a commitment by the parents and
godparents to help your child grow in faith and become part of the church
- an opportunity to celebrate and give
public thanks for your child alongside your family and friends
- a recognition of the gift of your child
without the need to make any particular promises about faith
- an alternative or the first stage to a Christening
can be Christened at St Francis Church?
You can be any age to be Christened. Providing you live within the parish of St Francis we
can begin to talk about what happens next, to find out if you live within the parish click here. If you live outside
the parish, things are not so straightforward but either way please ring the office on
01582 451132 to talk with the Administrator or Vicar.
If you would like to know more about Christenings the Church of England has lots of information on their website, just click here and you
will be re-directed.