St Leonard’s Church Southminster
What the Baptism Service
is all about
■ looks to the future and makes promises
■ is a Church celebration -
■ includes a declaration of faith in Christ and commitment to church membership
■ is a special service, arranged every few months as part of our church programme
Since Baptism includes promises of commitment to Christ and church membership,
we assume parents already worship with us -
At regular intervals we hold Preparation Evenings to discuss baptism. Both parents, together with as many of the godparents who are able, attend the evening.
If you decide to commit yourselves and your child to Christ in Baptism, we discuss which of the church's future baptism dates is the most convenient for you ...
For example there were three Baptism services during 2010.
All services start at 10.45 am.
The church does not see Baptism as an 'event' -
• a journey shared by parents and children
• a journey of a growing Faith in Jesus ...
• and a journey of sharing in the life of His family, the Church.