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Chance to Share day - Monday 23rd May 2022
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Fred's Christening

This morning we walked up to church to take part in a christening.  Reverend Janet talked to us about the meaning of being christened and the role of the God Parents.  

 

Reverend Janet told us there is no difference between a christening service and a baptism service.  Some churches will use the word 'baptism' and some the word 'christening'.  People are 'baptised' during a 'christening'.  She told us that a christening is a celebration, a time to come together with family and friends and become a member of the family of the church.  We found out that a person can be christened at any age - as a baby, child or grown up.  As part of the service Reverend Janet made a sign of the cross on Fred’s head with special oil and the foundation team said they would help Fred be a good, kind frog.  Water was poured into the font which Reverend Janet blessed and then poured onto Fred’s head three times - in the name of the Father, the name of the Son, and in the name of the Holy Spirit.  Reverend Janet then lit a special candle for Fred.  As a final part of our celebration we had slices of christening cake.

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