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Baptisms at St John's

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At St John's Church, we are delighted to welcome children and adults for baptism. Baptism is the first step on a lifelong journey of Christian faith it is the sacrament for joining the church and incorporation into Christ.

Baptism is sometimes referred to as Christening; they are the same thing just with different names. Baptism can happen at any age although traditionally, in the Church of England, children are baptised at a young age, supported by Godparents.

quote imageIn baptism, God calls us out of darkness into his marvellous light. To follow Christ means dying to sin and rising to new life with Him.
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Baptism is a wonderful time for family and friends to gather to greet a new child and to promise to support and nurture them on life's journey. At Baptism promises are made to raise the child to know that God loves them, and to help them to follow Jesus as a member of the Church.

We believe that God's love is available to all, regardless. If you wish to be baptised or if you wish to bring your child for baptism, please do get in touch.

Our Frequently Asked Questions section contains further information about baptisms, who is eligible, and what happens.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our list of FAQs answer many common questions about baptisms at St John's.

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If you would like more information about being baptised, or having your child baptised at St John's, then please contact us.

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Friday 24th May
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Sunday 26th May
Trinity Sunday
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A New Vicar

We are pleased to announce that the Revd Corniel Quak currently Assistant Curate of St Saviour's, St Albans, has been appointed as Vicar of the benefice of St John the Apostle and Evangelist Watford.

Given the completion of the usual legal formalities, the Collation, Induction and Installation service by Bishop Jane will take place on Thursday 20th June 2024 at 7.30pm.

Please remember Corniel and his family in your prayers as he prepares for this new ministry.