The large Clam shell brought home and given to the church by Captain Glazebrook is still used as the Baptismal Font.
We are delighted that you are considering Baptism for yourself or your child and/or are considering joining the church through confirmation. The Methodist Church baptizes children and adults who have not previously been baptized.
To arrange the Baptism of a child, parents should contact the minister who will meet with them to discuss the meaning of Baptism and plan the service. Baptisms usually take place during morning worship, but can be arranged at other times as convenient.
At the Baptism of a child the following words are said:
For you Jesus Christ came into the world;
for you he lived and showed God’s love;
for you he suffered death on the Cross;
for you he triumphed over death, rising to newness of life;
for you he prays at God’s right hand:
all this for you,
before you could know anything of it.
In your Baptism the word of Scripture is fulfilled:
‘We love, because God first loved us.’
(Methodist Worship Book ©1999 Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes)
The baptism and/or confirmation of adults also begins with contacting the minister who will arrange a course of exploring the meaning of the Christian faith and what it means to belong to the Christian Church. After completing the course, a Confirmation Service is held, usually during the morning service.
For further information, please contact the minister.