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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The baptism that changed our life

This is a wonderful story of how a baptism service led to an amazing journey of faith for the parents, who were ...

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 ...

Life Events Ministry and GDPR

A Life Event service is a wonderful opportunity to show the warmth of God’s love, and to welcome those who ...

The Good News of the Additional Texts for Holy Baptism

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

It worked for us – baptism follow up

Parish in St Albans Diocese
After Sandra Millar’s wonderful day with us last November, I resolved to put a few of the tips from the ...

The changing season of Harvest

The Revd Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events
Harvest Festival is one of the special times in the church calendar, with some of the highest attendances of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Life events make special memories

The Revd Canon Sandra Millar, Head of Church of England Life Events
I recently read a report which explored the psychology of memory and decision making:  it seems we make future decisions ...