Kingswood Meeting House
When a new life comes into the world it is a cause for great celebration.
Many people feel that a ceremony of some sort is appropriate, but feel uncomfortable with the traditional 'christening' service which involves references to cleansing the child of sin.
In contrast to this, a Unitarian baptism Service affirms that we come into this world blessed and with amazing potential and possibilities.
Jesus said 'Let the children come to me' and our services seek to be inclusive of all.
Unitarians believe that every person should be free to make their own choices about religion and so our ceremonies do not make promises on a child's behalf. Instead, our ceremonies are about welcoming and blessing a new arrival to your family.
We do not view such ceremonies as making a child a member of our church, but instead is a way of welcoming your child into your family, community, and into the wider human community of which we are all a part.
The ceremony will usually be led by our Minister or our Lay Assistant