Baptism is joining the family of God, the Church. Your child is precious to you and precious to God. In the baptism service parents thank God for his gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and godparents promise help and support. The church also promises to welcome the child and to pray for the family.
Everyone is welcome to have their children baptised (otherwise known as ‘being christened’) in their parish church. If you live within the parish of Timperley, you are eligible to have a baptism at Christ Church or Holy Cross. However, if you don’t live within the parish, but have a link with the parish, you can still have a baptism at Christ Church or Holy Cross, if you seek permission from the parish where you live. Our parish boundary can be found HERE
For your child, being baptized at a Christening marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family, the Church.
Information about what baptism is and the baptism process in Timperley, can be found below as an attachment.
Information about the role of parents and godparents, can be found below as an attachment.
If you’re interested in having a baptism in Timperley, download an application form, which can be found below as an attachmnent. Then fill it out and bring it to our next Cafe Worship (9.30am on the first Sunday of each month at the parish hall at Holy Cross), or to our Breakfast Club (9.45am on the third Sunday of the month at Holy Cross), and we'll talk you through the process and book your baptism.