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Baptism (Christening)

Our children are precious to us and precious to God. As parents we want the very best for them, and so does God. We want them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others.

Baptism or christening is just the beginning of this and so much more. 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.

In Baptism we thank God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledge his love. So it’s a commitment to start as you mean to go on.

All families that live within the Parish are entitled to Baptism.  Baptism’s may be booked in church every Wednesday at St Clare’s Church between 5.30-6.30pm. There is no need to make an appointment, just come along to the church. Vestry, St Clare’s Church, St Cuthbert’s Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 5NT.