We’re delighted you’re thinking of baptism for your child. Your child is precious to you and precious to God. At baptism you promise to raise your child to know God loves them, and to help them to follow Jesus as a member of the Church.
What is baptism?
In baptism, you as parents are: thanking God for his gift of life, making a decision to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church’s support.
For your child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from all that is evil, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.
At Holy Cross Church are happy to conduct baptisms for both infants and Adults. The Baptism service will either take place at the main Sunday morning service at 10.45am or at a separate service at 12.15pm, whichever is the preference of the family.
Before the Baptism service the parents of infants, or adult candidates meet with our baptism preparation team to discuss the baptism, the importance of the promises made and run through the service itself. Parents are invited to discuss baptism further with the team.
At the Baptism service each candidate will be signed with the cross, washed clean with the baptism water and given a candle to remind them that Jesus is the light of the World. They will also receive a baptism certificate to remind them of their baptism. The church gives a baptism card to the child for the first five years after the anniversary of their baptism.
After the Baptism service, our Youth and Families Worker, Hannah Morris, will make contact with you to make sure that everything is going well, to offer support if needed and let you know about activities in the community that you may be interested in.
To arrange a Baptism visit please use our contact form.