Christenings A Baptism, or Christening, is the unique moment where a human being becomes part of the Christian faith. Baptism is the central act of a Christening service, and anyone can get baptized, at any time of their life. In Baptism, we have water poured over to us as we are washed clean of the things we all (sadly) do in life which go against God’s loving desires for the world, and are ‘born again’ by God’s Holy Spirit. Where do people get baptized? People tend to get baptized in the church where they regularly worship, or in the church of the parish in which they live (a parish is a geographical area around a church). If you’re not sure which parish you live, you can find out at https://www.achurchnearyou.com/ . How do I arrange a Baptism? If you are interested in being baptized or having your child baptized, then the best way to start is by coming along to a Parish Eucharist at either church on a Sunday. This will give you a chance to experience our worship, and to meet the people who form our community of faith. After the service you can speak to Peter, our vicar, who will be able to take you through some preliminary details. How do we prepare for a Baptism? Baptism is a wonderful moment in someone’s life, as it is the moment when someone is officially welcomed into the Christian faith. This is also a very important step, both for the person getting baptized, and their family. To help prepare for this, we encourage you to come to the weekly Parish Eucharist. In the lead-up up to the Baptism, you will meet with the vicar to do some particular preparation for the service, where you can also ask any questions you might have and explore more about what Baptism will mean for you or your child. How do I choose godparents? Godparents make promises on behalf of themselves and their godchild, to pray for them and encourage them to flourish in the Christian faith. Because of these promises and responsibilities, a godparent should be a practising Christian and must have been Baptized. Children usually have three godparents (sometimes four); two of the same sex as the child and at least one of the opposite. How can I find out more? The Church of England’s website https://churchofenglandchristenings.org is dedicated to all things baptism-related, which should include plenty of information that you may find useful. If you are interested in knowing more, contact our Vicar, Peter on 020 8363 6055, or email him at revpetergodden@outlook.com.
St John the Baptist Theobalds Park Road Enfield EN2 9JF St Luke the Evangelist Phipps Hatch Lane Enfield EN2 0HG Our Churches
tel: 020 363 6055 email: revpetergodden@outlook.com

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Your privacy is important to us

The PCC of our parish of St John and St Luke, Clay Hill values your privacy and wants you to understand the choices and control you have over any information that we may hold about you. To help explain those choices and give you that control, please read our parish Privacy Notice which take into account the new requirements of the GDPR.
Registered Charity Number 1151418
PCC of St John w St Luke, Enfield
Christenings A Baptism, or Christening, is the unique moment where a human being becomes part of the Christian faith. Baptism is the central act of a Christening service, and anyone can get baptized, at any time of their life. In Baptism, we have water poured over to us as we are washed clean of the things we all (sadly) do in life which go against God’s loving desires for the world, and are ‘born again’ by God’s Holy Spirit. Where do people get baptized? People tend to get baptized in the church where they regularly worship, or in the church of the parish in which they live (a parish is a geographical area around a church). If you’re not sure which parish you live, you can find out at https://www.achurchnearyou.com/ . How do I arrange a Baptism? If you are interested in being baptized or having your child baptized, then the best way to start is by coming along to a Parish Eucharist at either church on a Sunday. This will give you a chance to experience our worship, and to meet the people who form our community of faith. After the service you can speak to Peter, our vicar, who will be able to take you through some preliminary details. How do we prepare for a Baptism? Baptism is a wonderful moment in someone’s life, as it is the moment when someone is officially welcomed into the Christian faith. This is also a very important step, both for the person getting baptized, and their family. To help prepare for this, we encourage you to come to the weekly Parish Eucharist. In the lead-up up to the Baptism, you will meet with the vicar to do some particular preparation for the service, where you can also ask any questions you might have and explore more about what Baptism will mean for you or your child. How do I choose godparents? Godparents make promises on behalf of themselves and their godchild, to pray for them and encourage them to flourish in the Christian faith. Because of these promises and responsibilities, a godparent should be a practising Christian and must have been Baptized. Children usually have three godparents (sometimes four); two of the same sex as the child and at least one of the opposite. How can I find out more? The Church of England’s website https://churchofenglandchristenings.org is dedicated to all things baptism-related, which should include plenty of information that you may find useful. If you are interested in knowing more, contact our Vicar, Peter on 020 8363 6055, or email him at revpetergodden@outlook.com.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Your privacy is important to us

The PCC of our parish of St John and St Luke, Clay Hill values your privacy and wants you to understand the choices and control you have over any information that we may hold about you. To help explain those choices and give you that control, please read our parish Privacy Notice which take into account the new requirements of the GDPR.
St John the Baptist Theobalds Park Road Enfield EN2 9JF St Luke the Evangelist Phipps Hatch Lane Enfield EN2 0HG Our Churches
tel: 020 363 6055 email: revpetergodden@outlook.com
Registered Charity Number 1151418
PCC of St John w St Luke, Enfield
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