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.

Sadly, in these difficult times, based on instructions from the government and Church of England, we are unable to offer a normal Christening service in church. Small gatherings of up to 30 people are allowed within the guidelines for a short service without singing, all those in attendance must wear face coverings and social distancing guidance must be followed. It is advised that people who are in at-risk groups do not attend and no one who has symptoms of Covid-19 or has been advised to self-isolate or quarantine should attend.

If you would like to book a Christening or Baptism (for now or in the future) 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.