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In baptism, we thank God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledge his love. In the Anglican Church it is common to baptise young children; this is sometimes known as Christening.

Baptism is a ‘sacrament’, a holy ritual to symbolise grace, in the Christian tradition that is traced back to Jesus himself being baptized in the river Jordan.

Speak to your parish priest or chaplain if you are considering baptism or would like to arrange a Christening for your child.

More detailed information about Christening and baptism is available for the Church of England’s Christenings site.

If you’re a member of the clergy or a Licensed Lay Minister, policies and documents about conducting these services are available on the Sacraments and Services support page.

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