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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.


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


· That they begin to attend the church in which the Christening is to be held (so they can meet the people who will be welcoming them and helping them to know Jesus)

· That they attend a four-week evening class (which explains the promises that they will make to God on behalf of their child and for themselves)


Please note that 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)