We are delighted that you want to find out more about having a Christening at Holy Trinity. At the heart of Christening is not the service itself, but the decision to become a follower of Jesus, or to bring your child up as a follower of Jesus - the Christening is simply a visible and public sign of this decision.
During the Christening your child will be Baptised. The promises that parents and Godparents make at a Christening are big commitments (similar to the vows people make in a wedding). To help you understand what happen in the service, and to make sure you are happy with the promises you will be asked to make, we run a preparation course.
The preparation course
This takes place over two evenings a few weeks apart and runs several times a year.
In the preparation course we go through the service and what will happen. We consider the role of Godparents, including who can be a Godparent. We also try and answer any question to may have about your child's Christening as well as thinking about how you can help your child grow up to be a follower of Jesus.
Your first step is to come to a service at Holy Trinity and speak to Martin, the vicar, afterwards. He will take some contact details and arrange to meet with you.
Please note that your child should normally be Christened in their own parish church. So if you do not live in the parish of Rudgwick you should speak to your own vicar first.
For more information about christenings please see the Church of England Christenings website.
If you decide that, hand on heart, you are not able to make the promises required by a Christening then we'd be very happy to talk to you about a service of thanksgiving as an alternative.