Baptism & Confirmation

Baptism (often known as Christening)

A ceremony of symbolic cleansing from sin in the waters of baptism and new birth in the Holy Spirit. A commitment for new Christians to mark the beginning of their journey of faith. In the Church of England infants are often baptised soon after birth but it is always a great pleasure and excitement when an older child or adult makes their own decision to be baptised into the church community and take their place in the body of Christ.



A ceremony of public commitment by a baptised person to be a disciple of Christ and to be a fully committed participant in the community of faith and the sharing of Holy Communion. Confirmation services are celebrated by a Bishop as a mark of their significance. Candidates for confirmation typically undertake six weeks of training in the basics of the Christian faith before they make their commitments.