Baptism (some people call it Christening) is a special service to welcome children or adults into the community of God. In baptism, parents thank God for His gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and godparents promise to help and support both the child and the parents as they all grow into deeper love of God and of each other. The church also promises to welcome the child and to pray for the family.

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.


If you would like to have your child baptised at St James’ Cathedral, please email us.