In baptism, we thank God for his gift of new life and hold out our hands to accept all he has to offer us.

Someone can be baptised at any age. For some it will be a personal decision taken in later childhood or adulthood response to God's love. But for many centuries, people have also had their children baptised (or 'christened')  because they want them to grow up knowing that God loves them.

Jesus himself was baptised as the sign of a new beginning. You can read the story at the start of St Mark's gospel in the New Testament. Jesus told his followers to baptise others as a sign that they had turned away from their old life and begun a new life as his followers. Now they were members of Christ's Body (the Church).

Baptism is a sacrament, a visible sign of God's love for us. It marks a new start: a decision to follow Jesus Chris within the family of the Church.

To enquire about baptism, for your child or for yourself, please contact 07551 995282 between 9am and 12 noon Tuesday to Saturday.