What is Baptism?

In baptism, parents thank God for his gift of life, publicly acknowledge his love, make a decision to start the child on the journey of faith and ask for the Church's support. 

In the Anglican Church (Church of England) it is common to baptise young children; this is sometimes known, outside the church, as christening.
Baptism is a 'sacrament' (holy ritual to symbolise grace) in the Christian tradition that is traced back to Jesus himself being baptised in the river Jordan.

To book a Baptism (Christening) please contact the Baptism Co-ordinator who will arrange for a member of the Baptism team to contact you.

  We appreciate that your Baptism may have already been booked in the Church diary and acknowledged. However, Rev. Jenni has asked that anyone who has or wants to book a Baptism to meet with her at 630pm on the SECOND FRIDAY of the month, at;

     All Saints Rhodes

     653 Manchester Old Road

     Parking is available at the back of church off Walker Street.

At this session Rev. Jenni what a Baptism is and ensure that is what people want to book (rather than a dedication) - She will than ask you to come back again before the date of your baptism (again on the first Thursday of the month) with your godparents and she will go through the service so that there are no surprises on the day.

Both these meetings will take place at All Saints Rhodes, whether your baptism service is at All Saints or St Michael's.

From September baptisms will take place at 1245pm on the first and third Sunday of the month.

If you have any questions prior to the meetings, please contact Rev. Jenni, who will be happy to speak to you.

Baptism Application Form 2022 click here to download the latest version. 


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