During the christening you or your child will be baptised. It’s the first step of an amazing journey with God, parents, godparents, friends, family, and the church. You don’t have to be baptised yourself to have your child baptised, and you don’t have to be a regular churchgoer. We welcome all who live in one of the parishes of the Berkeley Benefice or regularly attend on of our churches.
Getting baptised in the Berkeley Benefice For regular churchgoers we conduct baptisms in the service they attend. For those who don't regularly attend or are thinking about starting to join us in worship, we hold baptisms in one of our afternoon christening services, which are usually at 2.30pm on the third Sunday of each month.
What if I don't live in the Berkeley Benefice? We firmly believe that, as baptism is the start of a journey of faith, it is best to take place in a church where you live. If, however, you feel that you have an established connection with one of our parishes, do contact the Priest in Charge.
There is no limit on the age for Baptism (adults are baptised) and we are pleased to baptise children older than babies. We do not insist on your attending a service before the day but we strongly recommend that you attend one ordinary service beforehand. There is no fee for baptism, however, if you would like to make a donation to our ministry to the local communities, we would be grateful.
For more information or to apply for baptism, please contact the Priest in Charge, Rev'd Steve Godsell firstname.lastname@example.org or 01453 810294
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