Christenings or baptisms (they mean the same thing) are times of celebration for families.
A Time for a Celebration!
It’s the start of an amazing journey of faith, a time when we respond to God’s love for us. Baptisms for babies and children are similar except that as an adult you will make promises for yourself. When a baby or child is baptised, parents and godparents make those promises on their behalf.
Part of being baptised is about becoming part of a worshipping community. Parents and godparents promise to pray for the child, and to help them worship.
For this reason, christenings usually take place in our main morning services. To help you get ready for the christening, we ask that you come along to some services at St Edmund’s – either at 10am on Sundays, or to Little Church, our service for babies and toddlers, at 10.30am on Wednesdays.
St Edmund’s has a children’s area in church, and there are loos and changing facilities at the back. We always welcome children and babies, and love to hear them in our services: