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.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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