Baptism or Christening? The same thing by different names! We tend to call it Baptism.
In baptism, you as parents are: thanking God for his gift of life, making a decision to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church's support.For your child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from all that is evil, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.Baptism is a 'sacrament' a visible sign of God's love. In baptism, we are thanking God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledging his love. We are acknowledging that we all need to turn away from selfishness and evil and to accept God’s offer of a new start.
Most baptisms use a service in contemporary English, taken from Common Worship (2000). To read the text of the Common Worship service. To arrange a Baptism please contact the Church Office between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm Mon - Fri (01270 665742)or use the Enquiry Form below.
If you do not live in the Parish of Wistaston, and do not have an ongoing contact with the church (Electoral Roll, marriage, family connection etc...), then please contact the Parish Church where you live to arrange a Baptism there. You can find which parish you live in by clicking here and entering your post code. If you do not live in the Parish you will be asked to attend three services at St Mary's over a three month period before your child's Baptism can take place.
Please download the leaflet below for further information about Baptism at St Mary's.
Here are the dates for 2013 - please enquire at the Church Office (details above) to see if a date is available
28 April 2013 10.40 AM
26 May 2013 10.40 AM
23 June 2013 10.40 AM
30 June 2013 12.30 PM
28 July 2013 10.40 AM
25 August 2013 10.40 AM
22 September 2013 10.40 AM
29 September 2013 12.30 PM
27 October 2013 10.40 AM
24 November 2013 10.40 AM