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Baptism in Chester
Holy Baptism is the start of our Christian lives. This means that we are Baptised into Christ and are given a new beginning. There is no age limit on Holy Baptism. Whilst it is usual for Baptism to take place in the first years after birth we do conduct adult baptisms here at St. Johns. Therefore, any adults seeking Baptism, should discuss this with the Rector.
If you are looking for a Baptism in Chester, our Holy Baptism takes place here at The Parish Church of St John. They are held either during the Principal Eucharist on a Sunday or immediately afterwards (12.noon). For those who live in the Parish or have a connection with St John’s please ask the Parish Office to send you a Baptism application Form. There is no fee for a Baptism at our Churches, however a donation or retiring collection would be very much appreciated.
People from Outside the Parish
If you live outside the Parish or have no connection to either Church, yet still wish to have a Baptism at St John’s this is something that you will need to discuss with the Rector.
Before a Baptism takes place the Rector will arrange a meeting to discuss what Baptism means and the details of the Service.
Please do contact us us if you want to know more about a Baptism in Chester and in St. Johns Church specifically.
Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα báptisma) is a Christian rite of admission and adoption. It is almost invariably done with the use of water, into Christianity. A Baptism may be performed by sprinkling or pouring water on the head. Alternately by immersing in water either partially or completely. The synoptic gospels recount that John the Baptist baptised Jesus. Baptism is considered a sacrament in most churches, and as an ordinance in others. According to the Trinitarian formula, which is done in most mainstream Christian denominations, it is seen as being a basis for Christian ecumenism, the concept of unity amongst Christians. A Baptism is also called a christening, although some reserve the word “christening” for the baptism of infants. It has also given its name to the Baptist churches and denominations.