A christening is just the beginning of an exciting journey of faith. In choosing to have a child christened, parents are saying that their child is precious to them and precious to God. By simply being at the service you are supporting their decision to have their child baptized.
Friends and family, godparents and guests might want to buy something special for the christening. There are keepsake presents, religious gifts or gifts that make a difference. All of these can reflect the values that matter to you – values like kindness, generosity and thinking of others. There are a lot of ideas here, and some will help benefit other children through our special partnership with The Children’s Society.
It’s great you are going to the christening of a child you know. Whether you’ve been to church before or not you will be very welcome. Read on to find out a few things that might be helpful.
Discover exactly what will happen during a christening service with our unique step-by-step guide. The guide takes you from the moment of welcome at the beginning through all the different things that happen.
Lighting a candle is a great way to pray for a child who has been, or will be, christened. Lighting a candle is a great way to do that, either here or in a church.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about christenings. Or ask your own question if it hasn’t already been answered.