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All Saints' Church, Ockham

with St Michael's Chapel, Downside



What is Baptism...


In baptism, you as parents are: thanking God for his gift of life, deciding to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church's support,


For your child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from the darkness of self-centredness, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.


Baptism is a 'sacrament': a visible sign of God's love.  In baptism, apart from thanking God for his gift of life we are publicly acknowledging his love.  


So you want to have your child baptised ...


Anyone is entitled to have their children baptised.  Most, but not all, baptisms take place during our 10.30am monthly Family Service at All Saints', Ockham (usually the fourth Sunday in the month).  There is no charge other than the usual Sunday service collection.


Parents and godparents should be baptised themselves.  If you are not we would be happy to discuss baptising you.


In the service, you promise that you will do what you can to bring your child up as a Christian, and we promise that we will make him or her welcome as part of the church.


 Revd Elisabeth Burke will meet you a few weeks beforehand to help you understand what is involved and to go through the service with you.


There is some helpful information on baptism, becoming a Godparent and other frequently asked question on the Church of England website. Click here to find out more.


To discuss a baptism please contact:


Revd Anna Norton Email or Tel: 01483 971755  or

Revd. Elisabeth Burke Email or Tel: 01932 863886



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