Baptism, sometimes called Christening, is a service of welcome.
In it, new Christians formally mark the beginning of the Christian journey. A person can be baptised as an adult or as a child, and you are baptised into membership of the Church, not into a particular branch or denomination.
People have been baptised in St Thomas’s for over 700 years and we are always delighted to welcome a new member into the family of the Church. Baptism is the start of a lifelong journey.
During the service, we use holy oil to bless, holy water to cleanse, and give a lighted candle as a sign of the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents make promises which affirm their belief in God and their intention to nurture those being baptised in the Christian faith.
To find out more, please contact us.
Canon Robin Whitehead retired in February 2017. While we wait for the appointment of a new Rector your enquiries will be dealt with by the Churchwardens.