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St. John and St. Anne Churches Parish of Hythe

Baptismal

 

Do you want to have a Thanksgiving Service for your Child?

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Do you want to be baptised or to have your child baptised?

 

 

Please contact the Church Office, 023 8084 4336 who will be delighted to hear from you and to help you make arrangements to have a Thanksgiving Service for your child or for you or your child to be Christened – or “Baptised”, this is another word for the same thing.  Both words describe God’s loving welcome into the family of His Church, for which there is of course no charge or fee to pay!

If you live in the St. John’s or St. Anne’s parish in Hythe, or if you are church members who are on the electoral roll at St. John’s or St. Anne’s Church’s – you can expect the ceremony to be conducted within your own Church family, regardless of address.

You will be invited by the Church Office to attend an Open House Service, at 10:30 am on the 2nd Sunday of the month after which you can discuss the options with our Priest-in-Charge Revd. Jo Elvidge.

You will be given an application form for a Thanksgiving or Baptism Service to complete and return to the Church Office. The baptism form includes your choice of 3 godparents – who you need to check have been baptised themselves (and preferably also confirmed) as Christians – since their main role is to help you as parents, in bringing up your child as a Christian within the family of the Church.

The Office will contact you to fix a date with you for the Thanksgiving or Baptism to take place (usually at 12:30pm in Church, on a Sunday that we agree together).  We look forward very much to welcoming you and celebrating with your family!