WELCOMING CHILDREN

A ceremony to celebrate the birth or adoption of a child may be called a welcoming, a naming, a dedication, a blessing or, more traditionally, a baptism. Accordingly, the form and content will differ - e.g. water may or may not be used. The ceremony may take place at our church on Castle Terrace or at the family home if this is more appropriate to those involved. 

You are baptised with water as a symbol of the common life which is in you, and in the world about you. We welcome you to the community of life on earth, and dedicate you to everything which is beautiful, and truthful, and good.