Baptism and Dedication

We usually have baptism or dedication services as part of our Sunday act of worship either at 10am or 6.30pm. These are always lovely events and the whole congregation, including our children, will really enjoy celebrating with you.

Early Christians brought their whole families to be baptised and that is one of the reasons why we baptise infants. However some parents feel that the act of baptism is only to be taken at the time of personal response and prefer to have a service of thanksgiving and dedication. This Church is happy to provide for both these understandings.

If you have come to faith as an adult and have not been baptised previously we are also able to offer adult baptism.

In the Methodist Church we recognise that God’s love and grace extend to all of us before we could know anything of it. There is a passage in the Bible that says 'For you created me in my inmost being. You knitted me together in my mother’s womb' (Psalm 139) and this is important to our thinking, both in the service of infant and adult baptism and in the dedication of a young child.

If you wish to have your child baptised or dedicated, or are seeking a believer’s baptism for yourself, please speak to the Rev Gail Hunt who will talk with you further about what is involved.