Parents bring their children to church for baptism to:
- thank God for his gift of life
- start their child on the journey of faith
- to ask for the Church's support in the child’s life
For the child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from the darkness of self-centredness and towards Christ, and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.
Baptism is a 'sacrament', a visible sign of God's love. In baptism, we are thanking God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledging his love. We are acknowledging that we all need to turn away from the darkness of evil and to make a new start with God.
Do read the details of Baptism below but at any stage any member of the clergy would be very happy to talk to you if you are thinking about having a Christening at Fewston or Blubberhouses.