What is Baptism?
Baptism is the mark of becoming a member of the church. It is often also the first public ceremony in a young child's life and marks their membership not only of the Christian faith, but of the local community. In the service we remind ourselves of what Christians believe and then welcome a new member by baptising them (with water) and christening them (with oil). These are two symbols of new life that we understand comes from following Christ in our daily lives. At the end of the service the newly baptised person is given a lighted candle as a sign that they go out of the church building and into the world as a sign of God's love for creation.
When baptisms normally take place
You are welcome to join us for your child to be baptised during the main Sunday service at any of the churches in the Parish of Louth.
In addition, baptisms take place at 12.30 or 3pm at St James’, and at 3pm at St Michael’s on Sunday afternoons.
Please contact us to enquire about possible dates, if you wish your child to be baptised at these or any other church in the parish.
(Trinity, Eastgate – St. Martin’s, Welton – All Saints, South Elkington – St. Andrew's Stewton)
Please call the Deanery Office on 01507 610 247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your Baptism service and receive a form to make your booking. Or contact a member of the Clergy through our Who’s Who if you have further question about your particular situation.