Are you considering baptism for yourself or your children? Fantastic! It’s the beginning of a wonderful journey involving your whole family –  Parents, Godparents, Children, Friends, The Church and God. It’s an amazing experience.

You may be asking. “Do I need to be baptised myself or, be a regular churchgoer to have my children baptised?” The answer is “No, you don’t”.

Oxon church is a place where children and young people are welcome every week, and we love helping parents think through what baptism, and being part of God’s family, is all about.

It’s not all about young people. We do have congregation members who, as adults, have been baptised. This may also be of interest to you or your friends and family.

The Church of England has a brilliant website telling you everything you need to know about ‘Christenings’. From ‘What will the church service be like?’ to ‘Choosing Godparents’. And information on ‘Preparing for the Big Day’ to ‘Choosing Christening Gifts’. Please have a look by clicking HERE.

You may be asking if there is a cost for a baptism. The answer is ‘No’. However, some families and their friends like to make a donation to the church. Donations help to pay for the upkeep to the building and other things like candles and administration. Nevertheless, please keep in mind that you and your friends are under no obligation to do so.

To start the ball rolling the first thing to do is to contact one of our Baptism Coordinators here at Oxon Church who’ll be only too happy to help you and give you advice on what to do next.

 

Sheila Astbury MBE

Baptism Co-ordinator

Email: welcome@oxonchurch.co.uk

Jan Webber

Baptism Co-ordinator

Email: welcome@oxonchurch.co.uk