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Reflections

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

When I began my PhD research, I wanted to investigate the history behind the words 'baptism' and 'christenings' and what ...

Stepping into the unknown

Last week I was being royally treated by a diocese somewhere in England. Dire to the pressure of time between ...

Warm contacts, wider contacts

Every week the Church of England is involved with around 3000 funerals, 2000 baptisms of children under 12 and 1000 ...

St Albans blog: the value of christenings

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

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

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

The Good News of the Additional Texts for Holy Baptism

Godparents being baptised in same service as godchildren

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

When and how to hire a BSL interpreter at a baptism

British Sign Language is Britain’s fourth indigenous language, used by Deaf and hearing members of the Deaf community. Deaf people who ...

Christening or Baptism?

The Archbishops’ Council Project on the ministry of baptism with children has begun to trial a range of resources in 4 pilot ...