Baptisms/Naming Ceremonies

child blessing Our Rites of Passage ceremonies are usually taken by the Minister of Kingswood Chapel, the Reverend Ant Howe, as we do not have a Minister of our own. He will work with you to create a service which is appropriate for you and your family.

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.

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 chapel, 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.