Each year we baptise many children and a few teenagers and adults.

A Christening is a very special moment, when family and friends can come together to mark this moment of thanksgiving, of commitment.

At St Chad's we usually hold a special service at 11 am on the first Sunday in the month.

During a christening your child will be baptized with water. It’s the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family.

Follow the links to find answers to your questions and to explore all that a christening means, not just on the day but long afterwards.


Your child is precious to you and precious to God. You want the very best for them, and so does God. You want them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others.

A christening is just the beginning of this and so much more.

Over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by:

Being there for your child to talk to about the bigger questions of life – questions about hope, faith and love.

Praying for your child through the ups and downs of their faith journey.

Showing them practically how to make those good choices in life.

Helping them to learn more about their Christian faith, through their church and in other ways.

So it’s a commitment to start as you mean to go on.

Please come and see us on a Sunday to find out more, or call the Vicar. He'll be pleased to help

More information from the excellent Christenings web site.

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