A Christening is an important event in the life of your family, and all at St Thomas’ Church will do all we can to make it as special as possible. Well in advance of the date you choose, a pastoral minister from the church will visit you to explain all the details, and everything about the service.
What is a Christening?
At a Christening, your child will be Baptised with water, and will be welcomed into the world-wide Christian family.
What happens at a Christening?
At St Thomas’ church, this very special service usually takes place on the third Sunday of the month in a service for people of All Ages and is sometimes called a Family Service. As well as your Child’s Christening, there will be prayers for your child, your family and Godparents, and for everyone who will be supporting your child in their life’s journey.
What about Godparents?
Parents and Godparents will make very important promises in the service. It’s usual to have three or four Godparents and all Godparents need to have been Christened themselves. Members of the congregation also promise that wherever your child goes in the future, they will always find a welcome and a place here.
Adults can also be Christened, and they make these very important promises for themselves.