Baptism | All Saints Margaret Street

Baptism

In baptism, we thank God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledge his love. In our tradition it is usual to baptise young children (this is sometimes known as christening), but people can be baptised at any age.

Baptism is a Sacrament (an enacted sign that brings about what it shows us – in this case membership of the Church), Jesus himself having been baptised in the river Jordan.

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.

If you would like to talk about the baptism of your child or your own journey of faith, please contact a member of the Clergy at All Saints or at your local Parish Church.

Below is some information from the Church of England which might help God-parents understand their responsibility, amongst which is a God-parent’s intention to pray for the Child, to speak to them about God and encourage them in their Christian faith.