Christenings: Getting your child baptised
Your amazing journey starts here.
We’re delighted you’re thinking of baptism for your child. Your child is precious to you and precious to God. It’s the first step on an amazing journey of faith and discovery.
At baptism you promise to raise your child to know God loves them, and to help them to follow Jesus as a member of the Church.
What is baptism?
In baptism, you as parents are: thanking God for his gift of life, making a decision to start your child on the journey of faith and asking for the Church’s support.
For your child, baptism marks the start of a journey of faith, which involves turning away from all that is evil, turning towards Christ and becoming a member of the local and worldwide Christian family.
If you would like to know more about baptism or the service of thanksgiving for the gift of a child’ please contact the Parish Office on 0117 9089867.
Find out more information for:
- Continuing the journey
Find out more about how to continue the amazing journey here at Christ Church Downend.
We would be delighted for you to get married at Christ Church. We believe marriage is a very special act of commitment for life between two people before their friends and family. It would be a great privilege to share in the day with you.
You can marry at Christ Church Downend if you can show:-
That one of you:
- has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
- was baptised in the parish or
- was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
- has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
- has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
- has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
That one of your parents or grandparents:
- was married in the parish
If you would like to explore the possibility of getting married at Christ Church, please contact the Parish Office on 0117 9089867.