Recovering christenings

Broadcast on Monday, 19th April 10-11 am, Sandra Millar looked at how we can help families to celebrate, pray and belong through baptism and blessing services as we being to open doors again.

Babies have been born and families created throughout the last year, but sadly, baptising a child at a christening has rarely happened. In this webinar, Sandra Millar looked at how we can help families to celebrate, pray and belong through baptism and blessing services as we being to open doors again.

Powerpoint slides

The slides Sandra used are available here to download: Recovering christenings April 2021

Recording

Useful resources

Free editorial to use in your parish magazine that encourage faith at home activities

All these articles are also on the web pages of churchofenglandchristenings.org and any page can be shared on social media or on your website. Many of the articles are linked to the seasons and major festivals, so add to the library of content you may like to share from your church’s social media accounts.

Prayer calendar to encourage prayer at home

Church Print Hub for all Christenings-related printed materials

Just Ask publicity materials mentioned by Sandra

Information leaflets to help publicise christenings locally

Useful links

The Life Events Diary can help you streamline the administration for christenings, weddings and funerals, as well as helping you to safely store, manage and use the personal data you collect through these services.

On the theme of mixed ecology church, the Church of England has a tried and tested approach to establishing, cultivating and sustaining new Christian communities, especially among those who have little or no contact with traditional church. It’s called Greenhouse and is expanding over the next two years. Find out more here>>

For supporting families with bereavement, lossandhope.org has some excellent resources, training and ideas to help churches become more confident in this ministry.