Child Blessings

child blessing People were bringing even little children for Jesus to lay his hands on them and pray for them.

The disciples tried to stop them, but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them (Mark 19:13)

The Baptism (Christening) will normally be led by a Minister or Accredited Lay Preacher.

During this sacred sacrament (channel) water will be poured over your child's head, as we use water as a symbol of life, because there is no life without water.

This ancient ceremony welcomes your baby or child into the "Universal Church" and the wider human family.

Parents & Godparents

As Parents and Godparents you will make promises to help your child to "walk in the way of life" and "take their place within the life of the human family".

We also conduct House Blessings. In Christianity, house blessing is an ancient tradition. They are usually performed by a Minister or Local Lay Preacher. House blessings date back to the early days of Christianity. This rite is intended to bless the inhabitants of a building before moving into it or to "heal" the property after an occurrence.

"Martha welcomed Jesus into her house" (Luke 10:38)

We are also happy to visit people in hospital in times of illness and pastoral need.

Please contact the chapel for further information.