With you at every stage of life.
The Church of England is in every community, and has been helping people mark the significant moments of life for generations.
Christenings are a wonderful way to celebrate the gift of a child.
What is a Christening?
Your child is precious to you and precious to God. You want the very best for them, and so does God. You want them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others. A christening is just the beginning of this and so much more. During the christening your child will be baptized. It’s the first step of an amazing journey with God, parents, godparents, friends, family and the church.
Available to everyone
It is common to see a christening just for babies and very young children, and indeed we are delighted to christen many of them throughout the year! You do not have to go to church to arrange a christening for your child, or to have been christened yourself.
A christening (also known as a baptism) is also open to everyone, regardless of how old or young they are, so do get in touch if you would like to explore being baptised yourself.
When do Christenings happen?
We normally christen babies and young children on the second Sunday of each month.
We prefer to christen within our 9.30am family service as we love to celebrate with you! We can christen at 11.15am in some circumstance’s; speak to the Vicar for more information.
First Steps: Meeting the Vicar and booking a date
The best way is to come to our main Sunday Service at 9.30 and then speak to the Vicar at the end. We will get a date booked in and then arrange to meet you to talk through all the finer details.
Ideally, it’s best to get the christening booked before the venue for any subsequent parties because it’s not uncommon there to be a waiting list.
What about Godparents?
Godparents are really special. They are not just special on the day but special for a child’s life, even when grown-up. Godparents are among the most important people at a christening, who make big promises to encourage their godchild to grow in faith and commit to helping them understand how to live their life in a Christian way.
You can have as many Godparents as you want but you need to have two that are the same sex as your child.
St George's Parish Church
0161 941 4037