We welcome people of all ages for Baptism.

Baptisms take place on Sundays.  At St John's usually on the first Wednesday each month we hold a baptism preparation evening.  However during the covid crisis, the priest will visit you in your own home.  If you would like to explore Baptism for yourself or your child please contact the Benefice Office.

We welcome people of all ages for Baptism.

What is Baptism?

baby over the fontIn Baptism we thank God for his gift of life, we celebrate the birth of a child, we come to God for a new start, we become a member of the church

The water of baptism is an outward sign of the inward coming of God, and the new life that follows.

We are happy to baptise babies, children and adults.

When are Baptism services?

Our Baptism services take place on Sundays.

If you would like to explore a Baptism (sometimes called a Christening), then first ring the Benefice office (01256 763211), and initial details of your request will be noted.

baptism family If you have a child for baptism, you would normally attend one of the preparation evenings, which are usually held every month on the first Wednesday evening, at St John the Evangelist, Hook (RG27 9EG), at 7.30pm for one hour. You will see a video, and learn about the baptism service with other parents. 

A home visit is more likely during the covid crisis to be arranged with Rev’d Marion or Rev'd Shona.

If you are an adult, then we would invite you to join a small group to ask questions, and discuss with others. Ask Rev’d Marion or Rebecca in the office for further details.

The timing, date and location of Baptism will be arranged after these initial chats.

Learning more about God

We encourage our Baptism families to learn more about God at one of our family-friendly events:

All-age services on the 1st Sunday of the month, currently via Zoom, look at our Online services tab for details.

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‘Fingerprints’ for toddlers and carers with stories and songs, every Thursday in term time, by Zoom at present. Led by Marion. Messy Church’ our after-school group, once each month on Friday afternoon, by Zoom at present. Led by Jennifer Martin