We are delighted that you want to know how to go about arranging a Christening for your child. A Christening gives parents, godparents, the wider family and friends an opportunity to thank God for his gift of life; as the child will be baptised during the Christening it also marks your decision to start the child on an important journey of faith.
If you live within the parish of Basford or have some other meaningful connection with St. Mark’s, we will be pleased to discover how best we can help you embark on this journey of a lifetime. Why not come to a Sunday service and talk things over with one of our Christening team members?
Christenings are important to the whole congregation and we have certain Sundays during the year on which they can take place. These dates are fixed due to the practical necessity of having our clergy (who serve more than one parish) available to perform the baptism as part of the Christening.
Embarking on any journey usually requires some form of preparation and this spiritual journey is no different. Prior to their child’s Christening date, parents and godparents will be invited to another, scheduled Christening on a Sunday morning and to a Christening preparation evening; the different roles will be explained and questions answered so that everyone should feel much more comfortable and excited about what lies ahead. This event will normally be shared by two or three families who have Christenings booked.
We look forward to seeing you soon! In the meantime, the procedure for Christenings is described more fully in the document (Policy and Guide for Parents Seeking Infant Baptism) which can be read or downloaded for printed by clicking on this link…… Christening Services – Basford (Baptism Policy)