At Immanuel, we love Baptisms (also called Christening). We have baptisms as part of our main Sunday service at 10am as we welcome the person being baptised into the family of the church. It’s important for the church family of Immanuel to be part of the church’s promises and welcome.
Baptism for babies and children takes place in a service where parents thank God for his gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and godparents promise help and support. The church also promises to welcome the child and to pray for the family.
For your child, being baptised at a Christening marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family.
For older children and adults, we have a slightly different wording to the baptism service as those being baptised make the promises for themselves. You are never too young or too old to be baptised.
A Thanksgiving Service is not a Baptism. There are no promises to make about the Christian faith. The child will be blessed and prayed for, and supporting friends will promise to support the parents in bringing up their baby.