In bringing your child for baptism, you are thanking God for his gift of life, making a decision to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church's support on that journey.
For your child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from all that is evil and turning towards Christ. During the service, the visible signs of oil, the cross, the water and the lit candle are used to show the reality of God’s love and care for your child.
The parents and godparents promise to support the child and pray for him or her. They make a decision on behalf of the child to choose good rather than evil and to live in a way which reflects the light of Christ.
Godparents play an important role in your child’s life and should be chosen carefully. We recommend no more than four godparents for each child. Godparents must be baptised themselves.
Baptism at St. John the Evangelist, Hipswell is at 11am on the second Sunday of the month and at St. Cuthbert's Church, Colburn on the last Sunday of the month.
For more detailed information on Church of England Baptisms, please visit the Church of England website by clicking on this link:
If you would like to book a baptism please contact the Curate, Revd Tessa Stephens on 01748 830774.