Whenever it happens, whether as a baby, child or adult, baptism is at the heart of an amazing journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ. You are never too old to take this step, and being baptized as an adult is a wonderful experience.
You may have been baptized at a christening when you were a child or in a different Christian tradition, and there are always special ways to renew the promises that were made then in a fresh way as you discover more about what it means to live them out in your life.
If you want to find out more about baptism, or following the Christian faith, please follow the button at the end of this page.
We will invite you along to a few sessions to explore more about what it means to be a Christian, usually joining others who are exploring faith as well. Then there will be a special service where you will be baptized. In the Church of England this will involve water being poured on your head at the font.
As an adult, you will also be invited to consider being confirmed at the same time. Confirmation can be an important part of a lifetime journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ.
Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptized. If you were baptized at a christening when you were a child, your parents and godparents made these promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may be ready to affirm these promises for yourself and commit your life to following Jesus Christ. At a confirmation service, you make these promises for yourself. Your friends and family as well as the local Christian community will be there to promise to support and pray for you.
The local bishop will lay their hands on your head and ask God’s Holy Spirit to give you the strength and commitment to live God’s way for the rest of your life.
Click here for more information about confirmation in the church of England. Do get in touch with us, any of our ministers would be delighted to discuss this with you.