|Do you not know that all of us who have been baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6: 3-4|
Baptism has always held an important place in Christian religious life. Many people, even those who rarely go to church or have lost their faith, still wish to have their children baptised. It doesn’t matter what age you are, it is never too late to be baptised into the Christian church.
Baptism involves both confession of sins and the joining of the church. For a baby, or a child too young to understand the words, the questions posed by the chaplain are answered by the godparents on the child’s behalf.
Baptisms are often included as part of one of our regular church services. All are welcome to attend these services, and the curate, (during the interregnum), is happy to discuss any requirements with parents to arrange this.
For more details about the process, please visit the St Barnabas web page.
A recent baptismal celebration
On Sunday 2 April 2017, we were blessed to have a second baptism at St Lazarus. It was a lively affair, with Henry taking an interest in everything, pausing only to be anointed by Rev Canon Derek, our former chaplain, at the appropriate time. Henry seen in the photo on the right with his older brother and mother.