Christenings

Christenings in 2020

We believe in baptism and we would love to be part of a christening service for you or your child!

Christenings normally take place during our Sunday morning services and we would love to welcome you and your family. However, in these strange and difficult times, things are not as they usually are.

At this point in time, up until further notice, following government advice, we are unable to offer Christening or Baptism services for children or adults at our churches. We are waiting for further clarification from the government, the Church of England and the Diocese of Gloucester as to whether such services will be possible after the proposed changes from July 4. We will update information on this page as soon as we are able to.

We will be continue to follow advice issued by the government and the Church of England as to what is allowed and hope to be able to offer these services in our churches as soon as possible.

If you have any concerns, or require an urgent Christening or Baptism please contact the Vicar, Mike Barnsley – mike@cinderford-churches.org.uk / (01594) 822286.

Christenings ‘normally’

We believe in baptism and we would love to be part of a christening service for you or your child!

Christenings normally take place during our normal Sunday morning services and there is no charge. We would love to welcome you and your family. We normally have christenings on particular Sundays each month at each of our different churches – the first Sunday of each month at St John’s, the third Sunday of the month at St Stephen’s and the fourth Sunday of the month at St Ethelbert’s. Please get in touch with Mike, your vicar, to discuss possible dates.

 

Click on the following links for more information about baptism, symbols used during the service, thanksgiving and confirmation services , choosing godparents and being a godparent. Please get in touch with Mike with any questions or to discuss details.

There are also lots of helpful details on the Church of England site dedicated to christenings (or baptisms).

 

To see more photos of christenings at our churches, please visit our gallery.

If someone in your family was christened in one of our churches, we’d love to feature them in our Gallery. You can send us a photo, we’ll add it to our gallery and your friends and family will be able to see it online.