Baptisms (Christenings) & Thanksgivings

Baptisms (Christenings) & Thanksgivings

“Hi. You’re most probably looking at this page because you’ve recently had a baby.

Congratulations! I hope that you’re enjoying being a parent.

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The birth of a child is a very special occasion. Many people are overwhelmed at the wonder of bringing a new life into the world, find it a very spiritual experience, and quite rightly think of God.

Perhaps you’re already considering a special service in church for your child and wanting to know what St. Lawrence’s can offer. We would certainly love to meet you and help if we can.

We offer two services to parents with young children: a Service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child and a Baptism Service (sometimes also called Christening.)

How can you make arrangements for these special celebrations?

It’s a really easy process:

You can choose to have either a Service of Thanksgiving or a Baptism Service. Both of these special services take place at 12.45pm on a Sunday.

So, how do I get started?

Well, again, it’s really simple. All you need to do is contact the Parish office, either by email:, by using the on-line form below, or by phoning 01782 513891 to arrange the Service of your choice.

We are a family friendly congregation with lots of other young families. We know you’ll fit right in and we really look forward to welcoming and your child into the Church family.

PS Just to get you a started in your thinking here are copies for both the Thanksgiving and Baptism Services that we offer.

  1. Words of the Service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child.
  2. Words of the Baptism Service

Use the form below to contact us about a Baptism or a Thanksgiving Service

We look forward to hearing from you.