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Thanksgiving For the Gift of a Child

Many people are overcome by a sense of awe at the creation of new life and want to express their thanks to God.

Children are a gift from the Lord. Psalm 127:3

A service of thanksgiving provides an opportunity for parents and families to give thanks for the birth or adoption of a child and to pray for family life.

It is not the same as baptism (sometimes called Christening), which is a very special act of Christian worship for practicing Christians and, in our tradition, their children.

A service of thanksgiving, unlike baptism, does not include promises of ongoing commitment to church membership. It can still take place in church as part of a normal 10.30am Sunday morning service, or at another time of your choosing.

You can choose to have a few family members or friends to act as ‘sponsors’ (similar to godparents) for your child, but they don't need to be confirmed Christians.

For more information about a service of thanksgiving please do contact us.