I am interested in having my child christened, what do I have to do?
If you live in the parish you are entitled to have your child christened in church. During the service your child will be baptised. This is about becoming part of the Christian Church so the first thing we ask you to do is come along to a service one Sunday at St Michael’s Church on Mace Road at 11.15am (even if you would like to have your christening service in St John’s). You will be given a form to complete and send back to us, then we will contact you about the next steps to make sure you make the best possible start with your child on the journey of faith. Before the Christening we will invite you to an evening session where we think about the service and the wonderful journey of faith you are about to embark on.
How much does it cost?
There is no fee for the service, however it does cost the church quite a lot to host your service so we invite you to make a sensible donation.
Church of England Christenings is a site that will answer many of your questions, but please feel free to contact us for an initial chat if that would help.