Can anyone have a christening service?

Yes, so long as they have not been baptized already. Read on to discover the church’s welcome to you.

The Church of England welcomes all babies, children and families for christenings – whatever shape that family takes.

You do not have to be married or have been a regular churchgoer – as  a parent, you do not even have to have been baptized yourself – though you could be.

Everyone is welcome at their local church. Just ask your local vicar if this is something you are considering for your child.

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