The expectation and arrival of a new baby is a very profound experience for parents, and is the point at which you may think ‘What is life about?‘ Here at St. Nicholas’ we offer parents the choice of two services – a ‘Baptism‘ or a ‘Service of Thanksgiving and Blessing‘.
Our Vicar, Janet is always willing to help you book a Christening and conduct the service for you, even if you are not a regular church goer. Do feel free to contact Rev’d Canon Janet Roberts on 0151 924 3551, email her on email@example.com, or come along to our Sunday service at 10.30am to discuss this with her. We also have an information pack to assist you.
Baptism or Christening is about making your child a member of the church based on your membership. You, as parents, promise to bring your child up as a member of the church and you make that choice and commitment for them. In the service you say that you, yourselves, believe in God and actually want to model your family on the teachings of Christ.
The following website from the Church of England may help you with planning this special service for your child: www.churchofengland christenings.org
A Thanksgiving and Blessing Service is about thanking God for your child and praying for them at the beginning of their life. This is giving your child a good start, but then leaving it up to them to make up their own mind about God and the church.