Baptism and Confirmation



BAPTISM

Baptism, also referred to as a Christening Service, is open to all and free.  Whether you are parents wanting a baptism for your child, or an adult thinking about baptism for yourself, we look forward to journeying with you in Christian faith and welcoming you into this part of God’s family, the Church.

It makes most sense for families bringing their children for baptism to do so in the church where they will be easily able to continue to worship.

At Stoneleigh we would welcome you with open arms… and we work hard at making all our services as all age friendly as possible with activities alongside every service, and especially on the second Sunday of the month, our most user-friendly service for families.  See our children’s activities and holiday club link to get an idea of what a great time we have exploring faith together.

If you would like to find out more and make plans for the baptism of you and/or your child, contact us and we would be pleased to arrange to meet with you. To read more about baptism in the Church of England www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals.aspx


CONFIRMATION

The Church of England describes confirmation as follows:  Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptised and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.

If you have been considering confirmation, or would like to begin to, we look forward to you contacting us.

One of the ways you might prepare for confirmation would be to attend the Pilgrim course.

To read more about  confirmation in the Church of England visit: www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/confirmation.aspx