Baptism is the start of the journey of Christian faith. Baptism can take place at any age and we are pleased to baptise babies, children and adults after one or two sessions to prepare for this important step.
In baptism of infants (also called Christening) parents and godparents make definite promises of Christian faith. This site https://www.churchofenglandchristenings.org contains lots of information about the baptism service.
If you do not feel ready to make the promises contained in the baptism service we also offer another service to help celebrate the gift of your new baby: a service of Thanksgiving. In this service we give thanks for your baby and ask God's blessing on them. This service can be more flexible and tailored to meet your needs.
To discuss baptism of your child or yourself further or a service of Thanksgiving for your child, please contact the church office:
St Swithun's Church: administrator@stswithun'sbathford.co.uk
St John's and St Catherine's: firstname.lastname@example.org