Baptism

 

  

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

Baptism is the sign and seal of a new life in Christ, and the beginning of life in the Church. It washes away sin, gives the gift of eternal life and makes us part of Christ’s Body, the Church. It is a moment of simple joy when through the very ordinary action of a little water pouring over a person’s head, a person is transformed into a child of God and given grace that no amount of evil and darkness can destroy.


If you live within the parish boundaries or you are a member of our congregation, or have a connection with the church you are very welcome to have your child baptised at St Mary's Aston or to be baptised yourself. Baptisms usually take place in the church on Sundays. A brief time of preparation and rehearsal is required with the parents of any infant being baptised. For an adult coming for baptism, this is usually combined with Confirmation (the taking of adult membership of the church) and would occur after a longer period of preparation.


If you would like your child to be baptised, or you would like to be baptised yourself, please contact our Vicar, Reverend jenny Gray

 

Occasions

Baptism