Whenever it happens, whether as a baby, child or adult, baptism is at the heart of an amazing journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ. You are never too old to take this step, and being baptised as an adult is a wonderful experience.
Like for children, baptism for adults usually takes place in one of our usual Sunday gatherings. Often we use the very same font that we use for the Baptism of children - and will pour water over the head of the person being baptised.
In the New Testament, we read of adults who have come to faith who are then baptised in open water, being fully immersed under the water, drowning/dying (as such) to the old way of life, being washed clean and rising to the new way of life.
At Christ Church we also love to Baptise adults using a lot more water! The picture shows a baptism on Easter Sunday.
Be baptised or confirmed
In the Church of England it's often babies and children who are Baptised. However, we have found that as adults begin to ask questions about faith and come to believe in Jesus, they ask about baptism. If they were Baptised as a baby their next step is usually to Confirm their Baptism. If they haven't been Baptised, it's a joy to help them to take this next step.
Confirming your Baptism
We love to encourage adults who have come to faith in God to confirm the promises of their baptism. This picture shows a group of adults who were confirmed by Bishop Bev and you can see their joy!
When an adult comes to believe in God, realises His love for them and wants to respond to His call upon their lives, confirming their baptism provides a great opportunity to publicly declare their faith and to receive prayer.
As with baptism, you're never too old to be confirmed. This service can also offer an opportunity for individuals to express a fresh commitment to their journey as a disciple of Jesus.
Get in touch if you'd like to know more.