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Baptism 

Here at St John's we are delighted to be in the first cohort of parishes in our Diocese chosen to take part in a National Christening Initiative "Three Steps to Christenings".

This is great news as we want to make this first step for your child on this amazing Christian Journey as positive and welcoming as it can be......a journey that is only just beginning, shared with God, parents, godparents, friends, family and the church. A lifetime of discovering more about love, faith and hope begins - a wonderful moment to celebrate.

If you are interested in having your child christened, your enquiry can be made through this web site, simply use the link show below - christenings@st.johns -  or directly with the Vicar and/or Churchwardens. We also have a "drop in " option on the 1st Sunday of each month, when you and your family can either come to the 10.30 service or meet us following the service, for refreshments and an informal chat to arrange a date.

Once first contact is made and preliminary details obtained, a member of our designated Team will get in touch and arrange an infmal visit to your home. This is an opportunity for us to meet you and your child, chat about possible christening dates and answer any questions you may have. Please note that christenings are held on the 4th Sunday of the month.

Once a date has been confirmed with the Vicar, he will make a visit nearer to the time to explain what happens in the service. Christenings usually take place once a month within our 10.30 Sunday Family Service and the christening takes place during the service.

Your family are warmly invited to come to church whenever you can and will endeavour to keep in touch in other ways too, before and after the christening. Indeed, if you do not want to attend a service before the christening, we would love you to join us for refreshments following the service to meet with members of our church family before the day.

Adults wishing to be christened are also warmly welcomed. You may find the following link of help :  https://churchofenglandchristenings.org/

Our web site will give you details of many of the activities that take place at St. John's and there is something for everyone - whatever age!

For further information and to check available dates please contact :

christenings@stjohnsainsdale.org.uk

or use the contact form below. We very much look forward to hearing from you.