Baptisms

Baptism and Confirmation

Baptism (or Christening) marks entry into the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, of which the Methodist Church is part. The Methodist Church, like most denominations of the Christian Church, administers the sacrament to both adults and young children.
 
How do we go about it?
Parents wishing to have their children baptized should approach one of our Ministers who will be able to explain the arrangements. Many parents undertake a number of instruction sessions.
Do different denominations have different baptisms?
There is one baptism, which is recognized by all the mainstream Churches that baptize infants, including the Methodist Church and the Church of England.
Can you be baptised as a child and as an adult - for instance if you return to the Church after a break?
In the Methodist Church baptism as an infant would normally be followed by confirmation and reception into membership at the point where the person wishes to take on the commitment and responsibility of Christian discipleship for themselves and to play a full part in the life of the Church.

Confirmation reminds us that we are baptized and that God continues to be at work in our lives: we respond by affirming that we belong to Christ and to the whole People of God. At a Service of Confirmation, baptized Christians are also received into membership of the Methodist Church and take their place as such in a local congregation.
 


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