Arranging a Christening

A christening, or baptism, is a special service where we give thanks to God for someone. It's also a service where promises are made to follow God, either by the person being baptised or, if they're too young, by godparents on their behalf.  

It costs nothing to get christened in the Church of England, and it's a wonderful way to start a journey of faith. 

You can find out more about christening and baptism on our website here, or on this Church of England website. Baptisms are a key part of every churches life, and are often a time of joy and celebration.

The Church of England also offers a separate thanksgiving service as a way of giving thanks to God for a child. These can suit those who want to give thanks for a new child without wanting to go as far as a baptism, or can be used in addition to the christening service.  

How do you arrange a christening or thanksgiving service?

  • Find your local vicar here. They will be happy to talk to you further about arranging one.
  • Find your local church here
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