Heathfield Benefice

The Church of England in Your Community



Bringing your child to be baptised is a wonderful occasion. It is, however, also a big decision so it is important that you find out as much information as you can. 

One of the first questions you might have is why are they sometimes referred to as christenings and sometimes as baptisms? The simple answer is that the service is called a christening and it is during that service that your child is baptised. You don't have to be christened yourself and you don't have to be a regular churchgoer. 

We understand your child is precious to you as they are precious to God, and this could be the start of an amazing lifelong journey of faith for them and for you.

Visit the Church of England 'Christenings' website which has loads of great information for parents and godparents, and will answer a lot of your questions as well as any concerns which you may have. 

To make arrangements for your child’s baptism, please contact us on 01435 867329 or email and we will be able to discuss with you the next steps.