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Baptism is the Sacrament through which one may be comes a member of the Church.

It is available for adults and children and is preferably held during a regular service of worship.

For information on baptisms you may find this website useful and/or please see current contact information at

[There is no charge for baptisms]

Photo: Colin McCarty

St Philip & St Etheldreda St Martins St Nicholas, Landwade
The fonts at each of our Churches


Some elements of the Baptism service:



Parents & Godparents are asked to answer for themselves and the child:
  • "Do you turn to Christ?"

  • "I turn to Christ"

  • "Do you repent of your sins?"

  • "I repent of my sins"

  • "Do you renounce evil?"

  • "I renounce evil"


More information about:

Making decisions and promises



The Blessing of the water


More information about:

Symbols and actions used during the service


The Baptism:

"I baptize you in the name

  • of the Father ........

  • and of the Son ......

  • and of the Holy Spirit......"



The Priest and then the parents and godparents make the sign of the cross

More information about:

Symbols and actions used during the service


The congregation welcomes the new member of the Church:

"There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism:
N and N, by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body."

"We welcome you into the fellowship of faith;
we are children of the same heavenly Father;
we welcome you."


A lighted candle is presented:

God has delivered us from the dominion of darkness
and has given us a place with the saints in light.
You have received the light of Christ;
walk in this light all the days of your life."

"Shine as a light in the world
to the glory of God the Father"





As well as children, some people are baptised as adults e.g. David May on Easter Sunday 2010


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