Baptism

Many people are baptised as babies (the word christening is often used, but it is the same thing as baptism). Some are baptised later on in life. There is no right or wrong time. If you are considering baptism for a child then you will need to consider how this will impact on your spiritual life and that of any godparents you choose. If considering for yourself then it only depends on your readiness to live as part of a worshiping community.

For small children, the decision is made for them and baptism is a permanent blessing. The action cannot be cancelled or repeated. Parents may want to consider whether this is a decision that should left to the child – a service of dedication is an alternative, where the child may be both blessed and parents and others acting in the same way as godparents still make similar promises as in the baptism service.

We baptise on Sundays at our regular services because baptism is about welcoming the person into the church community. At Tuddenham and Westerfield parish churches, baptisms are preferably on the fourth Sunday of the month and at Witnesham on the third Sunday.

If you would like to talk about baptism for yourself or your child, get in touch with Alan or Catherine and they will get in touch to arrange a meeting.
There is more information on the Diocesan website.