Christ Church Hengrove

Baptism and Thanksgiving at Christ Church, Hengrove

Babies change lives! They can bring great joy and a fair bit of tiredness. The birth of a new child is always to be celebrated.
With this precious life in your arms it is also a good time to think through issues of life and faith.

We would love the opportunity to help you and your family to thank God for your child.
There are two ways you can do that and we’d be delighted to help you think through what might be the most appropriate option for you and your family.


1. Thanksgiving Service
In this service we thank God for the gift of the child, celebrate the name you have given the child and pray for you and the child as you begin this next stage of life together.

2. Baptism
Baptism is a much more serious undertaking. As well as thanking God for your child, you are making some wonderful and very big promises on their behalf. It is therefore very important that you yourself are committed to following Jesus, are willing publicly to declare your own faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and are committed to bringing your child to church every week.


What next?

Come to a Baptism/Thanksgiving enquiries evening on the 1st Thursday each month: 7 – 7.45pm in Church.

Please note that there will be no enquiries evening during December.

Come along with your family to one of our Sunday services.

Contact us and arrange a date and time when we can talk further about the opportunities.