Baptism is a celebration of God’s love, a mark of belonging to God’s family and a commitment to going together on the journey of faith.
When we talk with people about baptism we talk about
Beginning: ... the start of a life-long journey to know God more, not just a single event.
Believing: ... trusting in God and His promises.
Belonging: ... becoming a part of the church; the life -long journey of faith is not meant to be travelled alone but with the help and support of others in the church as we learn how to live as part of God's family.
People of any age can be baptised:
ii) Infants/children ("Christening") When we have a baby baptised, we are saying that our greatest wish for them would be for them to grow up knowing God's love in Jesus for themselves and to follow him throughout their lives. This service therefore asks parents and godparents to speak on behalf of the child, committing themselves to bring their child up as a member of the Christian church.
To read more about baptisms in general, visit the Church of England website.