“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." Matthew 19.14
Christ the King welcomes all people to bring their children for Baptism. (Many people call this Christening). It is also possible to have a Service of Thanksgiving for the birth of a child or a Naming Service.
Baptism is a sacrament and a sacrament is an outward sign of something real inside. Baptism is a sign of Gods unconditional love for us.
At a baptism or christening the child is signed with the cross using oil that has been blessed for that purpose by the Bishop. Sprinkled with water three times in the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, Given a candle, lit from the Easter candle, as a symbol of the Light of Christ which shines in our world.
Families who bring children for Baptism at Christ the King can
choose between the service as part of the 10 o’clock sung
Parish Communion or at a simple said Service of Baptism usually at 11.45am.
If you wish to arrange a baptism please contact the Vicar Maggie McLean on 01924 493277.
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Learning about what will happen at the font during the Baptism Service
If you decide to have your baptism at Christ the King you will be asked to attend a baptism preparation meeting held by our baptism preparation team.
These are held every three months or so on Sunday afternoon and we welcome families (parents, friend, grandparents and godparents) to an informal session at church.
At these meetings we share understanding about the meaning of Baptism, what it means to live a Christian life, and what will happen at the service itself.
There are opportunities for questions and discussion and the chance to chat about the forthcoming baptism.