Baptism and Confirmation


Baptism is a ‘sacrament’, a visible sign of God’s love.

In the baptism of a baby or small child parents are bringing him or her to God. You thank God for his life and make a decision to start him or her on a new journey of faith with Christ, and you ask for the church’s support. Your child will be anointed with Cross of Christ in holy oil, be baptised with water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and finally receive a lighted candle as he goes out to ‘shine as a light in the world to the Glory of God the Father’.


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Confirmation marks the point in a person’s life when they affirm the promises that were made on their behalf at their baptism. These promises are confirmed by prayer and the laying on of hands by the bishop.

Confirmation preparation classes are held for those wishing to be confirmed, one for children and one for adults. Those not yet baptised will be baptised and confirmed at the same service.