Baptism

What is the right age for baptism?

There is no ‘right’ age to be baptised. Child or adult, God loves each one of us and welcomes us into the Church at any age. If you decide to be baptised as a teenager or adult, you may also choose to be confirmed. Talk to the vicar or any member of our ministry team for more information and guidance.

What does it cost?

The Baptism service is free.

What is a Thanksgiving Service?

We like to call this a Service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child. In this service, you thank God for the gift of your child and the child is blessed. You do not make the same promises as in the Baptism service. If you choose to have a Thanksgiving, you may also have a Baptism service for your child at a later date.

What do I do now?

To discuss in more detail your requirements simply make an appointment with our vicar by telephoning the Parish Office on 020 8309 0866 or call the Reverend Cathy Knight-Scott direct on 020 8300 0383 or e-mail. We look forward to welcoming you to St. John’s soon. Click here to visit the Church of England website.

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Download a PDF about Baptism at St. John's