For your child, being baptised (Christened) marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family.
Through baptism, we welcome children and adults into the Christian Church. It represents for them the beginning of a new relationship with God within God's family.
At your baptism, your forehead will be signed with the cross using a special oil that has been blessed by the Bishop at the Maundy Thursday Service at Guildford Cathedral. Water will then be blessed and poured on your head. The word 'baptism' means 'to be immersed in water'. A candle is given as a gift from the church to symbolise the Light of Christ..
When a baby or child is baptised, Godparents and parents will make promises on their behalf, and prayers will be offered for them and the family.
Should you wish any children in the baptism party to participate in Junior Church during the service please can you complete the Registration Form and bring it with you on the day.
For information and help concerning baptisms in Frensham and Dockenfield, please contact the Reverend Jane Walker.
Should you wish to hire St Mary's church hall for refreshments after the service, please contact Barbara Potter on 01252 794727.