Your child is precious to you and every human life is also precious to God.  Many parents want to mark the birth of a child with a special service of celebration.

The Christian practice of Baptism was modelled by Jesus himself as he was baptised in the river Jordan.

In baptism, Godparents and parents are thanking God for the gift of life, and also making a decision on behalf of the child to start a journey of faith. This happens during a regular Sunday morning service so that the Church family can both welcome the child and commit to them in the years to come.

For your child, baptism marks a dying to self, turning away from all that is evil, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.

The Church of England has a helpful website here which explains more:

At Wargrave, baptisms are held in the 10.30am service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.

To start the conversation about having your child baptised, please contact the office on 0118 940 2300 or email . We can then provide you with a 'Baptism Pack' and arrange to meet with you to discuss further.