Baptism is so important in the life of the church and in the life of families who make contact with us. The Church of England has done some major research with families to help us understand more about why they come – and what we can do to help them make this the beginning of a lifetime of exploring faith. In this section, find out about the things that really make a difference.
Following up with families in the weeks and months after their special service has a really positive impact on church growth. These are just some occasions to invite families to church, along with resources and downloads to help.
Has an idea worked really well in your parish? Could it be easily applied elsewhere? Share it here for your colleagues to see. Browse practical suggestions that have worked in other parishes, or search for something specific.
Discover what others are thinking and saying about baptism, and find out how to submit your own thoughts.
Download ready-to-print documents, including the latest information on baptism liturgy, canon law and recent trends, plus, find logos ready to use in your own materials and a series of good-practice tips.
Questions and answers that often arise in baptism ministry are given in this section, but if there’s something more you’d like to know, use these pages to ask for help.
Find out when the Baptism Matters, Weddings, and Taking Funerals Seriously one day events will be in your area, book your place, watch videos from past conferences, and follow the tour on Twitter
Even if families can’t come to the church every week, there are other ways to reach them. These free, professionally-written articles to use in parish magazines, websites or e-newsletters may help.