What You Need to Know:
Being baptised at St John's
Baptisms at St John's take place during our usual Sunday parish communion and family services (10.30am services), throughout the year except during advent.
Before the day of baptism, you will be visited in your home by one of our baptism co-ordinators. They will talk to you about the meaning of baptism and will run through the important parts of the service with you so that you know what to do on the day.
During the service parents, godparents and supporting friends will be invited to accompany the child being baptised to the font, where the congregation will also take part in welcoming the child being baptised into the St John's community.
Baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives, the first step in response to God’s love. It is a joyful moment when we rejoice in what God has done for us in Christ, making serious promises and declaring the faith. The wider community of the local church and friends welcome the new Christian, promising support and prayer for the future.