Baptisms & Thanksgivings
We are delighted to offer a service of Thanksgiving to God after the birth of every child. Couples are visited in their homes to answer any questions they might have about the service. If parents also wish to consider moving on to a baptism (sometimes called a christening) for their child they are invited to some sessions with one of our baptism visitors, usually in their own homes when parents can discuss the choice of godparents and find out more about the different parts of the baptism service, emphasising the Christian promises that parents will be making and the support the church can provide.
Baptism by full immersion
At St Matt’s, we regularly have the opportunity to offer baptism by full immersion and also offer the opportunity to our own Church members to re-affirm their infant baptismal vows within a service of personal re-affirmation in water.
To arrange either of these services please contact the Church Office.