What is baptism?

Baptism is a response to God's love - a desire and a commitment to respond to God's call to follow the example of Jesus Christ. It is 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.

Your child is precious to you and precious to God. You want the very best for them, and so does God. You want them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others. A baptism is just the beginning of this and so much more.

"I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit"

Over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by:
* Being there for your child to talk to about the bigger questions of life – questions about hope, faith and love.
* Praying for your child through the ups and downs of their faith journey.
* Showing your child how to make those good choices in life.
* Helping your child to learn more about their Christian faith, through their church and in other ways.

So it’s a commitment to start as you mean to go on  - and we'll be there to support you.

Baptism at Grayswood

If you have decided you would like your child baptised, or you would like to be baptised yourdelf, please come and visit us at one of our services or contact the Church Office for more details. We'll put you in touch with our Parish Priest and one of our Pastoral Assistants will come and meet you to talk through the service and the promises you will make on behalf of your child or for yourself. You'll also get a chance to ask questions including about Godparents, practicalities of hymns and flowers, and refreshments. Baptism services at Grayswood are usually held on the 4th Sunday of the month at 10 am.

Thanksgiving Service

Not sure about baptism? At All Saints we also offer a special, but simple, service of thanksgiving, which is a lovely time when you can be with friends and family, ask for God’s blessing and pray for your baby.

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