BAPTISMS @stmarywarsash

Arranging a Baptism

Congratulations on your decision to seek baptism whether for a child, or for yourself as an adult.
Baptisms typically take place at a special celebration on the second Sunday of each month at 12 Noon. It is a very rich and enjoyable service at which family and guests feel very much at home.
Rather than repeat here, the anglican website has some helpful information all about Baptism in the Church of England.  You can visit the site at www.cofe.anglican.org following the ‘Life Events’ and ‘Baptism’ tabs.  It will tell you about Godparents, what to expect, Thanksgivings for children, Confirmation etc.

The process of baptism at St.Mary’s is as follows:

  1. Check that you live in St.Mary’s parish or are on the church Electoral Roll*.
  2. Ideally visit the Church Office in the Church Hall any weekday morning between 10am-12noon to make a booking.  There is a form and various documents we give to you and which you return.
  3. If you cannot get to the office at that time then please email baptisms(at)stmarywarash.org.uk with your enquiry.
  4. When you make a booking you will be invited to an evening to prepare for the Baptism service.
  5. We will be pleased to celebrate the baptism with you.
  6. You will be invited to Family Worship the following month to be presented with your certificate and receive the welcome of the congregation.

*If you live in another parish we do encourage you to seek baptism for your child where you live.  This is because baptism is actually about your child and their future faith community, where they will grow up, belong to church, go to school, know the vicar, attend sunday school etc. The parish boundary can be seen in blue if you zoom out on the About Us page.

THANKSGIVING

A service which is growing in popularity is a celebration of the birth of children in a way which separates the joy of such an occasion from the expectations and promises of Baptism as a sign of following Jesus.  The joyful service includes the presentation of a Bible to your child and invites the parents to commit themselves to the welfare of their baby.  If you would like to consider this service ahead of or instead of Baptism then please contact us.

CONFIRMATION

This is the ceremony which completes the prayers and aspirations of baptism.  In it the Bishop prays that God will confirm his Holy Spirit upon the candidate.  It is often seen as the prelude to receiving Communion in the Church of England.  Older teens and adults attend a preparation course in anticipation of their baptism and/or confirmation.  At St.Mary’s we typically use an Alpha or Emmaus (www.e-mmaus.org.uk) course as part of this preparation.  Please contact the office if you would like to discuss getting Confirmed with a licensed minister.

What's On

Feb
27
Thu
2020
11:00 am Communion (BCP) @ Church
Communion (BCP) @ Church
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
1:30 pm Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
6:00 pm Warsash Band @ Church
Warsash Band @ Church
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
7:30 pm Wedding Meeting @ Church hall lounge
Wedding Meeting @ Church hall lounge
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Mar
1
Sun
2020
all-day Lent 1
Lent 1
Mar 1 all-day
 
10:00 am Family Worship @ Church
Family Worship @ Church
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
5:45 pm Choir Practice @ Church
Choir Practice @ Church
Mar 1 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
 
6:30 pm Celtic Communion @ Church
Celtic Communion @ Church
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
 
Mar
2
Mon
2020
7:15 pm House Group (Bob) @ Church Hall
House Group (Bob) @ Church Hall
Mar 2 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm
 
8:00 pm House Group @ Hall lounge
House Group @ Hall lounge
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
Mar
3
Tue
2020
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Mar
5
Thu
2020
11:00 am Communion (BCP) @ Church
Communion (BCP) @ Church
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
1:30 pm Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
6:00 pm Warsash Band @ Church
Warsash Band @ Church
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
Mar
8
Sun
2020
all-day Lent 2
Lent 2
Mar 8 all-day
 
10:00 am Sung Communion @ Church
Sung Communion @ Church
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
12:00 pm Baptism @ Church
Baptism @ Church
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
6:30 pm Evensong ( BCP ) @ Church
Evensong ( BCP ) @ Church
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
 
Mar
9
Mon
2020
6:00 pm meeting @ Hall lounge
meeting @ Hall lounge
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Mar
10
Tue
2020
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
7:30 pm PCC Meeting @ Church Hall
PCC Meeting @ Church Hall
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 
Mar
11
Wed
2020
10:00 am Cafe Company @ Church Hall
Cafe Company @ Church Hall
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm