New baby or older child?
Planning a christening (baptism)?
If you would like your child christened (baptised) you will receive a warm welcome at All Saints Church, Wokingham.
Having children is perhaps the most momentous step in anyone’s life.
With the godparents and other members of your wider family to help, you want to nurture your child so that s/he will learn to value the gifts of life, to love and care for others, to know and to hold Christian faith as his or her touchstone through life’s journey.
The sacrament of holy baptism (christening) represents the most precious gift your child can receive – beginning to live and grow in the Spirit of God, new life as a follower of Jesus Christ , and membership of the Christian church.
In the baptism (christening) service we celebrate joyfully (and usually noisily when the children are as involved as they are!) the new life your child has received.
Baptism (christening) celebrates and expresses too your hopes and prayers for your child’s life and growth in the future.
Baptism (christening) services are held regularly at All Saints Church, usually on the very last Sunday of each calendar month at 3pm.
To arrange for your child’s baptism (christening) please contact the Parish Office at The Cornerstone in Norreys Avenue by calling in during open hours, phoning on 0118 979 2797 or emailing the Parish Office.
Our Parish Secretary, Mrs Jo Asplin, will be pleased to hear from you and advise you about the arrangements.
After booking your child’s baptism(christening), you will be invited to an informal baptism information evening in the Cornerstone next to All Saints church, with other families whose children may be being baptised at the same service. Information about the baptism (christening) service is given at that session. Godparents are welcome to those evenings too.
Also you will be contacted by a member of the All Saints clergy to arrange to meet you by visiting you at home.
Normally we expect to offer baptism (christening) for families currently resident in Wokingham itself. However if you live outside the town and have a particular reason for wanting the service to be held at All Saints, the Rector, or another member of the clergy, will be pleased to discuss it with you. In the same way, if you have a special and exceptional need to arrange the baptism of your child on a date other than our usual baptism service dates, we will be pleased to discuss this with you and accommodate your needs if possible.
Once you have booked your baptism you will be invited to an information evening. Below are all the dates available.
Thurs 06 June 2013
Wed 10 July 2013
Thurs 08 August 2013
Wed 4 September 2013
Wed 09 October 2013
Wed 13 November 2013
Thurs 05 December 2013
Please advise the parish office that you are able to attend and on which session.