For Baptisms (sometimes called Christenings) contact Janet Munson on (01474) 359028 supamun@talktalk.net

Baptisms are generally experienced as wonderful family events that take place in the parish church (or the church where the family worships). At Chalk we aim to provide a welcoming and positive occasion for such events which also explain the important step of faith that is at the heart of such services. This step of faith is focused in a uniting of our lives with the life of Jesus Christ.

Baptisms normally happen at the main morning service (10.30am) on particular Sundays throughout the year. This is so that the context of baptism is a welcome into the worship and fellowship of the church and indeed we encourage everyone to share in the worshipping life of the church. Sometimes we baptize adults who have come to faith but often we are baptizing children of parents who hold the Christian faith.

Some element of preparation will be required and we normally do this in a home visit. At this time we will explain how the service works, what baptism means and answer any questions you may have.

Generally, a minimum of three godparents are required and they must at the least be baptized themselves and, because of the promises involved, have a commitment to the Christian faith. (Two godparents should be of the same sex as the child concerned and one of the opposite sex. In the case of adults being baptized godparents are known as sponsors.)