The Church of England in Cramlington
Your child’s baptism in the parish of Cramlington
Baptism is a very significant event in the Christian church.
When we are baptised we become members of the worldwide family of the Church. This is why we encourage you to attend church as you prepare for your child’s baptism. There are several services aimed at young families, such as Little Fishes, Messy Church and 4 o'clock church. Belonging to your local church family is a good way to help you keep the promises you make in baptism. It will also help your child to grow in the knowledge and love of God.
After you have met with Heather, someone from the church will visit you in your home at a mutually convenient time. This visit provides an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, to have a look at the baptism service and to explore aspects of the Christian faith.
Baptism services at St Nicholas’ are held one Sunday each month at 12 noon and occasionally during the 10am morning service. At St Andrew’s and St Peter’s baptisms always take place during the 10.30am service .
If, after discussion, you don’t feel able to make the baptism promises at this stage you are invited to take part in a special act of thanksgiving and prayer for God’s blessing on your child during one of our morning services.
We welcome people of all ages (including babies) at all our churches.
Families often ask about cost. The answer is that baptisms are free. There is no charge for such a wonderful event! However, the church relies entirely on the generosity of its members and friends to pay for clergy, heating, lighting and incidental expenses. So baptism families often make a gift of between £25 and £50. Guests also have an opportunity to contribute if they wish. If you pay tax we encourage you to “gift aid” your donation. This increases its value to us at no extra cost to you. Gift aid envelopes are available from your baptism visitor and in church.
Prayer and Praise service
The next P&P service is on
Sunday 3rd September.
The next Messy Church is on Saturday 9th September, at 10.30am in St. Nicholas.
A social action group for young people
5.15pm-6pm on Wednesdays
at St. Nicholas' Church