Baptism marks a desire and a commitment to respond to God’s call to follow the example of Jesus Christ. It is a response to God’s love and also a celebration, a time to come together with family and friends; remembering that you are loved by God, are part of a wider community and have a place with God’s people. There is no age limit for baptism.
Everyone is welcome to have their children baptised at Holy Trinity. During the service your child will be named and prayed for and with the support of the church, you and godparents, your child begins an amazing journey of faith.
PLEASE NOTE: To find out whether you qualify for a baptism at Holy Trinity please check the Baptism Criteria.
Find much more about planning and going to a Church of England baptism here.
Thanksgiving for the gift of a child
It’s possible to have a thanksgiving service instead of a baptism if you decide that this is more appropriate for you at this time. You are welcome to arrange a baptism at a later date or you could decide to leave the decision about baptism in the hands of your child as they reach maturity.
If you would like to enquire about having a baptism or a thanksgiving service please contact Helen Struthers, our baptism coordinator.
Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey when you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptised and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus. Usually you will be asked to come along to a course or regular meetings before being confirmed, to help you explore your faith and to ask any questions you might have. Please contact Charles Sugden, our Rector to ask about this next step.
Look here to find out what happens during the service.