Baptism of Christ

Baptism is a public commitment to follow Jesus Christ. When a young child is baptised, or christened, the parents and godparents make this commitment on their behalf. Older children and adults make the commitment for themselves.

Whenever it happens, whether as a baby, child or adult, baptism is at the heart of an amazing journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ.

In the case of a young child, over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by:

Being there for your child to talk to about the bigger questions of life – questions about hope, faith and love.

Praying for your child through the ups and downs of their faith journey.

Showing them practically how to make those good choices in life.

Helping them to learn more about their Christian faith, through their church and in other ways.

So, baptism is a commitment to start as you mean to go on.

Baptisms at St Laurence take place within the main service at 10:30AM. We'd love to chat with you about baptism. Please contact our baptism coordinator Mrs Judith Wiseman on 01702 523941 or email: