At a Christening of a young child or baby (the same as baptism) parents thank God for the gift of life.  They make a decision to start the child on the journey of faith and ask for the Church’s support.  In the Church of England it is common to baptise young children but baptism can take place at any age, including as an adult.  Confirmation is the point at which those baptised as children make their baptismal promises for themselves.

A Christening can take place as part of a main Sunday service, when the congregation will be present to welcome the person baptised, or by arrangement at another suitable time.

The clergy will be very willing to meet with you and talk about the service and what it means.