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Infant baptism (also called christening)

Infant baptism (christening) looks forward in faith to a future day when the child being baptised will come to personal faith in Jesus. It’s a picture of a future hope that Christian parents have for their children. We baptise babies by sprinkling them with water.

Here are some FAQs about having your child baptised at Holy Trinity Weston.
 
Q. I’d like to have my child baptised, can I book over the phone or email?

A. No. Planning your child’s baptism involves a process which starts with church. Bookings are taken at the end of this preparation process, not before. 
 
Q. What does the preparation process for baby baptism involve?

A. Two things:
 
Coming to church
We ask those seeking the baptism of an infant to join us week by week to learn more about God’s love and what it means to follow Jesus.
 
Meeting with the minister 
We ask those seeking the baptism of an infant to meet with the minister for a one-off chat about the meaning of baptism.
 
Q. How long does the preparation process take?

A. It all depends on you. Some families settle into church life quickly, while others take more time. You will need to choose the right level of involvement for your family – and we are happy to help you along the way.
 
Q. Do I have to keep bringing my child to church after the baptism?

A. Yes. At a child’s baptism service, you promise to help them take their place within the life and worship of the church. Keeping this promise means coming to church regularly with your child.
 
Q. Do I have to attend church every week?

A. Preferably yes, because baptism is for the children of practising Christians. The important thing is to develop a routine which works best for you and your family. This might be weekly, fortnightly or even monthly, but it should be a regular routine in your life.
 
Q. What do I do next?

A. Come to church and have a chat with Daron after a 10.00am Sunday service.
 
Q. My children can be noisy. Will I be welcome?

A. Of course! Noisy babies are welcome at Holy Trinity, and there’s always room for more! However, if you feel embarrassed at any point you can always take your child to another room to let off steam.