Registered Charity Number 1151418
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 those things in our human nature which aren’t so good, and are ‘born again’ by God’s Holy Spirit. People tend to get baptized in the parish in which they live, so that, however young or old they are, they have the chance to flourish as a member of that community (a parish is the geographical area around each Church of England church).  Sometimes people regularly worship in a different church to the parish in which they live, in which case it is usual to be baptized there.  The important thing is to be a part of that community, as Baptism is about formally becoming a part of God’s people.  To prepare for Baptism, a family will regularly attend worship at either of our churches, along with meeting with the Vicar to explore the significance of what Baptism means. 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.  This includes things such as who can be a Godparent (the main thing being that they must be baptized themselves), and other helpful details. If you are interested in knowing more, the best thing is to come along to one of our services at either St John’s or St Luke’s.  Alternatively, you can contact our Vicar, Peter on 020 8363 6055, or email him at revpetergodden@outlook.com.
The Baptism of Christ - Reredos in St John’s Church
Registered Charity Number 1151418
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 those things in our human nature which aren’t so good, and are ‘born again’ by God’s Holy Spirit. People tend to get baptized in the parish in which they live, so that, however young or old they are, they have the chance to flourish as a member of that community (a parish is the geographical area around each Church of England church).  Sometimes people regularly worship in a different church to the parish in which they live, in which case it is usual to be baptized there.  The important thing is to be a part of that community, as Baptism is about formally becoming a part of God’s people.  To prepare for Baptism, a family will regularly attend worship at either of our churches, along with meeting with the Vicar to explore the significance of what Baptism means. 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.  This includes things such as who can be a Godparent (the main thing being that they must be baptized themselves), and other helpful details. If you are interested in knowing more, the best thing is to come along to one of our services at either St John’s or St Luke’s.  Alternatively, you can contact our Vicar, Peter on 020 8363 6055, or email him at revpetergodden@outlook.com.
The Baptism of Christ - Reredos in St John’s Church
Registered Charity Number 1151418
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 those things in our human nature which aren’t so good, and are ‘born again’ by God’s Holy Spirit. People tend to get baptized in the parish in which they live, so that, however young or old they are, they have the chance to flourish as a member of that community (a parish is the geographical area around each Church of England church).  Sometimes people regularly worship in a different church to the parish in which they live, in which case it is usual to be baptized there.  The important thing is to be a part of that community, as Baptism is about formally becoming a part of God’s people.  To prepare for Baptism, a family will regularly attend worship at either of our churches, along with meeting with the Vicar to explore the significance of what Baptism means. 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.  This includes things such as who can be a Godparent (the main thing being that they must be baptized themselves), and other helpful details. If you are interested in knowing more, the best thing is to come along to one of our services at either St John’s or St Luke’s.  Alternatively, you can contact our Vicar, Peter on 020 8363 6055, or email him at revpetergodden@outlook.com.
The Baptism of Christ - Reredos in St John’s Church