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Infant Baptism in the Tring Team Parish - the beginning of an amazing journey
We are delighted that you are thinking about a christening. Your child is precious to you and precious to God. You want the very best for them and so does God. You want them to make the right choices for themselves and others.
A christening marks an important point on this journey through life.
At the Christening your child will be baptised. It is the first step of an amazing journey with God, supported by parents, godparents, friends, family and the church. A lifetime of discovering more about love, faith and hope begins – a wonderful moment to celebrate.
Can my child be Christened?
Yes, so long as they have not been baptised already. The Church of England welcomes all babies, children and families for christenings – whatever shape that family takes. You do not have to be married or have been a regular churchgoer – as a parent, you do not even have to have been baptised yourself – though you could be. Everyone is welcome at their local church. f you live in the Tring Team Parish, that is Tring, Aldbury, Long Marston, Wilstone or Puttenham or you have a special connection with one of those churches, give the Vicar a call.
Choosing Godpaents is big decision
You'll want them to be good friends to you and your family for many years. You’ll want someone who will help your child make good choices in life, and someone who will help them find out more about the Christian faith. Godparents need to have been baptised themselves for this special role. You may want to speak to the Vicar about this.
1. Call the Vicar
2. The Vicar taking the service will come round to meet you.
3. Book with Mike to go to a baptism preparation session - see the next page
4. Fill in a baptism application form
5. Come to a thanksgiving service
6. Come to the Christening service