Warm contacts, wider contacts

The Revd Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Projects & Developments, Archbishops' Council
Every week the Church of England is involved with around 3000 funerals, 2000 baptisms of children under 12 and 1000 ...

Growing faith at home

Jane Butcher & Martyn Payne
I wonder how the Christian faith was passed on to you? Did you read Bible stories together at home? How ...

The history of the words ‘baptism’ and ‘christening’

The Revd. Sarah Lawrence PhD Student, University of Birmingham
When I began my PhD research, I wanted to investigate the history behind the words 'baptism' and 'christenings' and what ...

Stepping into the unknown

The Revd Canon Sandra Millar, Head of Projects & Developments
Last week I was being royally treated by a diocese somewhere in England. Dire to the pressure of time between ...

Christening or Baptism?

The Revd Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Projects for the Archbishops' Council
The Archbishops’ Council Project on the ministry of baptism with children has begun to trial a range of resources in 4 pilot ...

Godparents’ Sunday

The Revd Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Projects for the Archbishops' Council
The first ever Sunday to celebrate the unique role of Godparents took place on May 1st 2016. Churches throughout the Church of ...

St Albans blog: the value of christenings

Children's Ministry Team, St Albans Diocese
This blog published via the Children's Ministry team in the Diocese of St Albans is packed with ideas from one ...

Godparents being baptised in same service as godchildren

The Revd Kate Stacey
It is my privilege as a local vicar to be there for families wanting to have their child christened. Often ...

Four-star rating for Starting Rite

Children's Evangelist Alison Clark
Alison Clark, a children's evangelist specialising in work with the under fives, has given a great review in the April 2016 ...

The Good News of the Additional Texts for Holy Baptism

We’ve been hiding our light under a bushel for too long

Rev Bryony Taylor
The Church of England has something good to share with people and what's more, people are genuinely looking for it and ...

When and how to hire a BSL interpreter at a baptism

Rev Canon Gill Behenna, the Church of England National Deaf Ministry Adviser
British Sign Language is Britain’s fourth indigenous language, used by Deaf and hearing members of the Deaf community. Deaf people who ...