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Baptisms and Confirmation
According to the Methodist Worship Book, 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.
In the Methodist Church baptism as an infant would normally be followed by
confirmation and reception into membership (see separate page about Church 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.
This is best summed up in the Methodist Worship Book: "In Confirmation, those who have been baptised declare their faith in Christ and are Strengthened by the Holy Spirit for continuing discipleship. Confirmation reminds us that we are baptised 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, baptised Christians are also received into membership of the Methodist Church and take their place as such in a local congregation."
If you wish to have your child baptised, please contact Rev’d Christine Dutton who will be delighted to explain what's involved.