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

Jul
18
Thu
2019
1:30 pm Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Jul 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
6:00 pm Warsash Band Rehearsal @ Church
Warsash Band Rehearsal @ Church
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
7:00 pm 150th Meeting @ hall lounge
150th Meeting @ hall lounge
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Jul
21
Sun
2019
all-day Trinity 5
Trinity 5
Jul 21 all-day
 
8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP) @ Church
Holy Communion (BCP) @ Church
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
 
10:00 am Creative Communion
Creative Communion
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
6:30 pm Taize Worship @ Church
Taize Worship @ Church
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
 
Jul
23
Tue
2019
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
1:00 pm Worship Survey @ hall lounge
Worship Survey @ hall lounge
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Jul
25
Thu
2019
11:00 am Communion (BCP) @ Church
Communion (BCP) @ Church
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
6:30 pm Wedding Rehearsal @ Church
Wedding Rehearsal @ Church
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Jul
26
Fri
2019
1:30 pm Wedding @ Church
Wedding @ Church
Jul 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
 
6:30 pm Choir Practice @ Church
Choir Practice @ Church
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Jul
28
Sun
2019
all-day Trinity 6
Trinity 6
Jul 28 all-day
 
8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP) @ Church
Holy Communion (BCP) @ Church
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
 
10:00 am Sung Communion @ Church
Sung Communion @ Church
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
6:30 pm Evensong ( BCP ) @ Church
Evensong ( BCP ) @ Church
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
 
Jul
29
Mon
2019
10:45 am Peter Gould Recital @ Church
Peter Gould Recital @ Church
Jul 29 @ 10:45 am – 11:00 am
Peter Gould, formerly organist at Derby Cathedral will give a short recital at St Mary’s Church on Monday 29th July at 10.45 as part of his pilgrimage round the Diocese. The short 15 minute recital[...]
Jul
30
Tue
2019
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Aug
1
Thu
2019
11:00 am Communion (BCP) @ Church
Communion (BCP) @ Church
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
1:00 pm Wedding @ Church
Wedding @ Church
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 

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