Baptisms, Blessings and Dedications
The Methodist Church, like most denominations of the Christian Church, administers the sacrament to both adults and young children. There is one Baptism, which is recognized by all the mainstream Churches that baptise infants, including the Methodist Church and the Church of England.
Is there an alternative to baptism for our child?
Some people choose to have an Act of Thanksgiving after the Birth or Adoption of a Child.
How do we go about getting our child baptised?
Parents wishing to have their child baptised should approach our Minister at the earliest possible moment. He will be able to explain what is involved, which may include, in some cases, parents being willing to undertake a number of instruction sessions. Contact Rev Phil Warrey on 01268 77033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you be baptised as a child and as an adult - for instance if you return to the Church after a break?
In the Methodist Church baptism as an infant would normally be followed by confirmation and reception into membership at the point where the person wishes to take on the commitment and responsibility of Christian discipleship for themselves and to play a full part in the life of the Church.