What is Baptism?

In baptism, you as parents are thanking God for his gift of life, deciding to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church’s support.

For your child, baptism: marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from the darkness of self-centredness, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.

Baptism is a ‘sacrament’: a visible sign of God’s love. In baptism, we are thanking God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledging his love. We are acknowledging that we all need to turn away from the darkness of  evil and to make a new start with God.

For further general information please click on the following link:

Baptism in the Church of England

If you wish to explore the possibility of baptism at St. John’s Church, then please contact the vicar on 01925 262939 or via email at

Further infromation can be found in the following pdf documents:

Microsoft Word – Guidelines to Baptisms

Microsoft Word – Baptism Application Form