How to Book a Baptism
To enquire about a Baptism please contact our Parish Administrator (Telephone 0151 734 4803). She will give you an application form and a leaflet explaining the Baptism Service. After your application form has been received, then one of our clergy will contact you to arrange a short meeting to go through the service with you, and answer any questions you may have.
Baptisms normally take place on the 1st Sunday of the Month; usually at 11.45am but occasionally during the 10am Communion Service.
Children and Baptism
A family’s first encounter with Holy Trinity is often through Baptism and we may be able to help you with this.When a child is born, it is a time for great celebration, and what follows on in church terms, should also be a joyful time. After a child is born, many parents would like to ‘do something’ to mark this wonderful event. Here at Holy Trinity, we suggest two alternatives
*You may like to bring your child for baptism. This will involve one of the clergy team visiting you and going through the service with you, for as parents, you will have to make promises about bringing up your child to be a Christian.
*Some people might have concerns about this, and the Christian commitment it involves. If this is the case for you, why not think about bringing your child for a blessing.The ceremony is simple and moving.In it we pray for all members of the family, and we ask especially for his blessing on the child concerned.
The service uses the picture of a journey of which baptism is the starting point – rather like a pilgrimage. It isn’t a journey that children make alone, but one where they are surrounded by the love and care of parents and godparents, family and friends. In the service you will be reminded that children, if they are learn about God will need to ask questions themselves and will also be blessed by your prayers for them as they grow. The service doesn’t demand, but does ask you to bring your child up within the Christian faith. We try and support you by our prayers, our welcome when you come to church and also with our Totspace at the back of church.your family.
It is quite a responsibility to be asked to be a godparent, and one that should not be accepted lightly, for they too will be asked to declare their faith in God, to encourage and support the child and parents, practically and prayerfully as the child grows up. It is important they understand this before accepting the responsibility. They must be baptised Christians, and ideally, they should be confirmed, or communicant members of their own churches.
Adults and Baptism
ften people make a conscious decision to be baptised in later life. There is no need to do this if you have already been baptised in another church, but if not then you will find that being baptised is a wonderful way of stating your commitment to Christ and his church. Adult baptisms are very similar to infant baptisms and the arrangements are identical.