Life events happen to all of us. From our own baptisms, celebrating our union with our partners through the sanctity of marriage, the baptism of our children and to the days when we say goodbye to loved ones, faith plays a significant role in helping us to celebrate for to cope with loss.
We at St Giles are here to help you through these big events.
Baptisms at St Giles
Baptism, or Christening, is the beginning of a journey that continues for the
rest of our lives, the first step in response to God’s love. It is a special event
where a person becomes a member of Body of Christ, the Church,
and promises to follow the example of Jesus throughout their life.
In baptism we are also given a lighted candle, a sign that we are called to be
lights in the world, speaking out for God in the world. Everyone who is baptised
walks in that light for the rest of their lives.
Jesus said: "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."
At St Giles, we will seek to be a family to help those baptised live that abundant life.
If you are thinking of having a baptism/christening at St Giles, please come to our 10:30 Sunday service and talk to one of the clergy or get in touch with the Vicar, Rev Nathan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0151 280 3883.
In the fortnight before your Baptism, Rev'd Nathan, Rev'd Natalie or a trained member of the congregation will visit you to discuss the practical details and the meaning of baptism with you.
This will give you some familiarity with the service beforehand. They will also bring you a copy of the order of service used on the day and a parish magazine.
The actual Baptism will take place in our main service on a Sunday at 10.30am on the first Sunday of a month. This gives the congregation at St Giles an opportunity to welcome them into the family of God, and for us to celebrate this new life with you.
Baptism is available for anyone, whatever age they are!
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
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