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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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More information

If you would like more information about being baptised, or having your child baptised at St John's, then please speak to Fr David Stevenson.

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Art Installation - There But Not There

We are delighted to host a moving art installation, "There But Not There", commemorating the end of the Great War. The church will be open between Sunday 4th November and Friday 30th November for viewing.
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Music at St John's

Join us at 16:00 on Sunday 25th November for the second classical music concert in our series. It features music by Bach, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Kreisler and Elgar played by our very own Jenny Nickson (Violin), Ivelian Dusheva (Cello) and Rossi Dusheva (Piano). Tickets (£8; £2 for under 18s) can be purchased online.

Parish Christmas Lunch

Our Parish Christmas Lunch will be held after Mass at 12pm on Sunday 9th December. Please contact us to let us know you are coming, or sign up online.