Holy Baptism (Christening)
For many centuries parents who counted themselves members of the Christian Church have brought their children to be baptised. When a child is baptised (or Christened, both words mean the same) he or she is welcomed into the household of God and made a member of the church. It is the start of a journey.
The people who were baptised in the time of Jesus were adults. In the earliest days of the church only adults were baptised and this is still the custom in some Christian traditions. As time passed, parents asked if their children could also be baptised and this custom was established. Children were baptised on the understanding that their parents would bring them up in the faith of Christ. The church baptises babies and young children aware that the parents and Godparents will not always be fully involved in the life of the church but on the understanding that they take seriously the opening of the life of the child to the touch of God. In the baptism service parents and Godparents promise to bring up the child to follow Jesus, and to show him or her the right way to live by their own example. The child receives the love and shared faith of the whole people of God.
A prayer for your child:
God of love,
may this child grow to love, to worship and serve you,
and bring life and joy to the world. Amen
We also rejoice to welcome adults to baptism, who take part in a short course of preparation with the clergy.
Baptisms here take place during the Parish Eucharist at 10.00.
If you are considering baptism, either for yourself or your child, please do get in touch with us, as we'll be only too happy to help. Contact us
St Giles' Cripplegate Church
London EC2Y 8DA
Registered Charity Number 1138077
8.30- 8.50 Morning Prayer
10.00-11.10 Parish Eucharist with Sunday Club
4.00-4.45 Choral Evensong on 1st Sunday of the month.
4.00-4.45 Little St Luke's Church at St Luke's CofE Primary School on 2nd Sunday of the month
4.00-4.20 Evening Prayer
on 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays in the month.
8.30 - 8.50 Morning Prayer
5.30 - 5.50 Evening Prayer
6.00 - 6.20 Holy Eucharist
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2024 Dates for Silent Prayer from 1-1.30 pm and Cleaning Angels from 1.30-3pm with tea and cake, on first Thursday of the month.
You are invited to join others in church on the first Thursday of the month.
If you are not able to join us, we hope you will continue to pray with us wherever you are.
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(please note the themes for each meeting in Dark Blue) held in the church at 7.30pm but in the Rectory when with Supper
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Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-4pm
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