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West Sheppey Christening Policy


‘May God, who has received you by baptism into his Church, pour upon you the riches of his grace, that within the company

of Christ's pilgrim people you may daily be renewed by his anointing Spirit, and come to the inheritance of the saints in glory’


Jesus commissioned his church to make disciples and to baptise them. Christening (Baptism) is about joining the church, having a place of belonging where faith can grow and receiving the seed of that faith given by God in baptism.


We welcome all who seek Christening for their children, and we ask just two things:-


  1. That they begin to attend the church in which the Christening is to be held, so they can meet the people with whom they will be gathering and learning to know Jesus with their child.

  2. That they attend a three-to-four-week evening class (which explains the promises they will make to God in response to his promise to them in Jesus: 'Think again, and be baptised, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
    (See the book of Acts, chapter 2, verses 38 and 39)


Please note that all christenings happen during the main church service.


Because we are delighted to welcome so many adults and children for Christening, there can be up to a six month wait for your child’s Christening service.


However the good news is that it does give time for you to really get to know the people in your local church!


The Christening classes are held three times a year (dependent on numbers)


If you would like to attend upcoming classes please contact the office on 01795 871500 or email