Your child is precious to you and to God, and we are delighted that you are thinking about baptism or a thanksgiving for your child. At a Christening Service your child will be baptized. You can have your child Christened, whether or not you are baptised yourself. If you’re not already a member of St. Pancras, we’ll ask you to consider coming to our Sunday services and to take part in a baptism preparation course, meeting other church families. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions yourselves and learn more about the promises of baptism.
A baptism service requires commitment from parents. In the case of those too young to make a decision for themselves, baptism is sign of what their parents hope for them: that they will grow up as Christian believers and never remember a time when they weren’t. In a simpler Thanksgiving Service we praise God for his gift of a child and thank him for the love of friends and family. If you'd like to find out more, one of the team at St Pancras will be able to explain these options to you in more detail.