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.

Useful links

First Steps on an Amazing Journey
More information about Christenings from the Church of England
More information about Adult Baptism


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.

Useful links

Church of England Confirmations