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Christenings

We love to welcome children and adults into the family of the church through baptism, whether you are regular attenders or new to church.  At St Thomas’ children are normally baptised either in the main family service at 10 am on the first Sunday of the month, or in a separate christening service at 12 noon for up to two families at a time.  This is normally on the third Sunday of the month.  At St Martin’s baptisms can either be in the main 10.30 am service, or separately at 12.15 pm.  In either case, please ring the Parish Office to find out which dates are available.

Adults who wish to be baptised usually combine this with confirmation by the Bishop.  For further information please contact the Vicar.

After you have made contact with the Parish Office and arranged a date for your baptism, one of our Pastoral Assistants will visit to get to know your family a little better, to be your link with the church as you prepare for the christening service.  Nearer the time of the service, the clergy person officiating will be in touch.

You may be unsure about whether to have a christening service, which includes baptism into the Christian faith, or a service of thanksgiving and naming of your child, which we can also offer.  If you would like to discuss which of these alternatives is right for you, please contact the Vicar before you begin to arrange a date with the Parish Office. 

In addition, St Thomas-on-The Bourne has welcoming function rooms, a courtyard and first class catering facilities that could be available for your celebration afterwards.

For more information about Baptism click here.