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Baptism (Christening)


Services at St Mary's
Under the new Covid-19 regulations announced by the Prime Minister on 2nd November, no services can take place at St Mary's for the period of this second lockdown. This means there will be no celebration of Holy Communion on Sundays or Wednesdays at St Mary's, Eaton Bray or All Saints, Dagnall.

We carry on doing our best to meet the Archbishops' challenge to bring 'church' to people in different ways, please revisit this website and our Facebook page each week to access our latest Morning Prayer video. These services have been greatly appreciated and given us much comfort and sense of connectedness throughout this troubling time. Many thanks to all for the time, skill and effort they have put into creating them.

If you are in need of help, please ring the Vicar on 01525 220261 or send a message via the contact page.

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

St Mary's, Eaton Bray is open for private prayer on those two days from 10am - 4 pm (Wednesday) and 11am - 4pm (Sunday) so do come along for a few moments peace and quiet reflection. Please read the notices inside the church.

All Saints, Dagnall will remain closed until further notice.

Baptism at St Mary the Virgin, Eaton Bray

Baptism (Christening) at St Marys Church Eaton BrayBaptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives. It is a joyful moment when we rejoice in what God has done for us in Jesus Christ.

In the church of St Mary the Virgin, baptism takes place on a Sunday morning within the family of the local church and the friends and family of the child or adult being baptised.

Can I be baptised in the Church of my choice?

At Baptism, a person is baptised into the fellowship of the local church. The congregation greet that person at the service and promise to help and support them as they grow in the Christian faith. Therefore the person being baptised should either live in the parish of St Mary's Eaton Bray or be part of a family who are regular members of St Mary's Eaton Bray.

There is no right age to be baptised and we welcome both children and adults. A baptism service at St Mary's takes place at the 10am service.

Baptism of children and of infants

Young children are not able to express their own wishes about being baptised, nor can they make the promises to follow Christ that are required at baptism. The promises, therefore, are made on the child's behalf by parents and godparents.

Godparents are friends chosen by the parents to help bring up children in the Christian faith until they can make the promises themselves at a service of confirmation.

Baptism (Christening) at St Marys Church Eaton Bray

How can I arrange a Baptism?

For all enquiries regarding Baptism please contact us.