Baptism at Ss Peter & Paul
We are always delighted to baptise people (both young and older) at Ss Peter & Paul.
For an adult or teenager baptism can mark a major step forward in faith and a growing feeling of belonging within the church. For the adult, baptism is often accompanied by confirmation and a group of candidates meet with the parish priest for preparation and discussion.
For the baby or child it is also an important stage at which parent(s) and Godparents make promises on the childs behalf and the family moves forward in faith together. In this case the parish priest will visit the family to explain these promises and will write to the Godparents.
From the order of service: "Baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives, the first step in response to God's love. For all involved, particularly the candidates but also parents, godparents and sponsors, it is a joyful moment when we rejoice in what God has done for us in Christ, making serious promises and declaring the faith. The wider community of the local church and friends welcome the new Christian, promising support and prayer for the future.
If you are interested in baptism for yourself or a child, please do ask the parish priest for an application form after the 10:00 service one Sunday - we will be delighted to help!!