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If you have just become parents then very many congratulations
There are two types of service.
The first type is a Thanksgiving Service which is a simple service of prayer and blessing suitable for any family who wants simply to give thanks to God for the safe arrival of a child.
This requires no promises and no water is used.
The second is a Baptism or Christening as it is often referred to. In Baptism a child is welcomed into the Church family and parents and godparents make important promises to bring up the child in the Christian faith.
To qualify for Baptism you must either live within the boundary of the relevant parish or worship regularly at the church but all requests will be considered sympathetically.
We warmly invite those thinking about Baptism to join us in worship and introduce themselves. This will be followed up with either a member of the clergy or one of our Baptism visitors visiting you in your home to talk with you about baptism, show a DVD and answer any questions you may have. At this meeting a date for the Baptism will be discussed.
A drop-in event is being held on Saturday 28th April at St Francis from 10am to 12noon for anyone considering having their child christened or who wants help in supporting their child in their christian journey. Refreshments will be available. For more details click here
For further information please get in touch via our contact form on this website or by phoning 020 8777 5034. We warmly invite you to come along to church on a Sunday.