Baptisms in the Parish
When a baby, child or adult comes to Baptism we celebrate and recognise that they are part of God’s family and offer thanks to God. The person to be baptised is asked to confirm their faith. With a baby or a young child, parents and godparents are asked to take these decisions for the child. Water, Light and Oils are the signs of Baptism and a special moment is when a child or adult has the water of Baptism poured over their head.
Baptisms usually take place as part of our regular Sunday Worship, usually on the first Sunday of the month. Some Baptisms take place after the Sunday Service and baptisms take place in all three of our churches.
If you would like your baby baptised you should either live in the parish or be a regular member of the congregation.
In the first instance, please contact Revd Canon Michael Cozens on 01453 546459 or by email (email@example.com). You may then be asked to complete and return the form available to download below:
For more information, please visit the Church of England's website.
ARTICLE: The Messenger (February 2014)
The Very Revd Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester, insists baptism still matters.
"Recently, a Sunday newspaper got carried away in talking about proposed, experimental, yet to be agreed, additional, alternative words for the baptism service.