Baptism (aka Christening) is open to all and free! Whether you are parents wanting a baptism for your child, or an adult thinking about baptism for yourself, we look forward to journeying with you in Christian faith and welcoming you into God’s family, the Church.
It makes most sense for families bringing their children for baptism to do so in the church where they will be easily able to continue to worship. At Stourdene we would welcome you with open arms and we work hard at making our pattern of worship inclusive and intergenerational with our most user-friendly services for families being either called Family Worship or All Age Worship.
If you would like to find out more and make plans for the baptism of you and/or your child, contact us and we would be pleased to arrange to meet with you to talk about what baptism means and what to do next.
Please also see our links for confirmation.
Confirmation is a wonderful occasion to own the Christian faith for yourself and express your belonging and calling to live a life of faith following Jesus’ way. Those who have been baptised as children will have had promises made on your behalf by your parents and godparents. Perhaps now it is time to publicly own those promises to follow Jesus for yourself and express your belonging to do so as part of the Anglican church. Preparing for confirmation offers opportunity to really think through what it means to be a disciple of Jesus before you are invited to a special service when a Bishop lays hands on you and prays for you to be filled with the Holy Spirit, empowering you in your discipleship. If you have been considering confirmation or would like to begin to, we look forward to you contacting us.
One of the ways you might prepare for confirmation would be to attend our Christianity Explored course.