You may feel that you want to say ‘Thank you’ to God for the gift of your child. It is natural and right to do this. The service of Thanksgiving for the birth of a child gives you the opportunity to do this without having to make promises (which the service of baptism requires) to God for which you may not feel ready to make.
The Service of Thanksgiving reflects the sentiment behind the following Bible passage.
‘Jesus said: “Let the children come to me”… and he took them in his arms and blessed them’.
During the service a welcome will be given to you and your family, prayers will be said and a presentation made of a Gospel (part of the Bible) and a Certificate which marks the event. Finally, the service will conclude with a blessing for your child and you its parents.
Choosing a Thanksgiving Service is not ‘second best’. Your child can still be baptised at a later stage, when they are old enough to decide for themselves.
Thanksgiving Services take place within our main morning service on the 2nd Sunday of the month (Church Lite – an all age, family friendly service) and will be an occasion to which you can invite your family and friends to attend and help you celebrate.
We invite you to make an initial enquiry with the office on 01892- 837617 and we will arrange for one of our visitors to contact you to for a home visit at your convenience.