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How do I go about getting myself or my child baptised?

If you are planning to get baptised yourself or to have your child baptised (Christened) please contact a minister by email

According to the Methodist Worship Book, baptism (or Christening) marks entry into the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, of which the Methodist Church is part.

Is there an alternative to baptism for our child?

Some people choose to have an Act of Thanksgiving after the Birth or Adoption of a Child so that their child can choose baptism for themselves when they feel ready.

Do different denominations have different baptisms?

There is one baptism, which is recognized by all the mainstream Churches that baptise infants, including the Methodist Church, the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church.  In these churches, baptism as an infant would normally be followed by confirmation at the point where the person wishes to take on the commitment and responsibility of Christian discipleship for themselves and to play a full part in the life of the Church.


Baptism is a gift of God,

It declares to each of us the love and grace of God

From the service of baptism in the Methodist Worship Book

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