Baptisms

Baptism at st. Gabriel`s

We welcome enquiries about Baptism, so if you are thinking about having your child baptized please contact the vicar by ringing 266 7686.  If you are not quite sure about baptism but still want to express your thanks for your new baby in Church, we have a 'Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child' service that can easily be included in a normal morning service.

Baptisms normally take place in the service called 'First' which is on the first Sunday of each month at 10.00am.  This service is informal, very flexible and is an ideal setting for a family occasion such as a baptism.

If you would like your child baptized, the vicar will arrange to visit you, in order to explain the meaning of baptism using a short DVD. Families are invited to make the occasion special for them by choosing one of the hymns or songs in the service.

When teenagers or adults wish to be baptized, this is usually done in the context of Confirmation and a Confirmation Class is run each year leading up to Easter. If you are interested, please ask for details.

If you would like to know more about the Christian faith we run a course called GRACE.  This course is designed to explore the faith in a flexible and interactive way, allowing participants to pose awkward and difficult questions for which they are seeking answers.  Please contact the vicar to find out when the next course starts.