Baptism at St Peter’s Church

fontBaptism is a most ancient Christian service. It is the means by which people become members of the Christian Church, not just locally, but in the Church world wide.

Baptism marks the start of a journey of faith – the start of a new life guided and illuminated by the light of Christ.

By asking to have your child or children baptised you are saying that you want to bring them up within the life of the Christian church.  Baptism requires a personal act of faith and commitment to Christ and to the life, fellowship and worship of the Church.

Those not old enough to make this commitment are baptized on the understanding that they will be brought up as Christians within the Church family, by their parents or carers and Godparents. As their parents and Godparents, you will be “looking after your child’s faith until they are old enough to look after it for themselves”.

Godparents must be baptised Christians.

About the service:

You will be thanking God for his gift of new life, making a decision to start on a journey of faith, asking for support from God and fromChristening of Baby the church. By joining the church you will be expressing your belief in God and his son Jesus Christ. Parents and Godparents, you will also promise to care and pray for your child or children and bring them to church.

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By doing this you can benefit from the values, friendships and spiritual guidance that accompany faith in Jesus Christ.

You will find a welcome waiting for you, your child, their Godparents and up to 35 guests at this very special service.

Service of Thanksgiving.

This is for families who do not yet feel ready to make the promises and commitment in a baptism service, but would still like to thank God for their new baby and pray for God’s blessing on them.

Baptism can still take place at a later date.

At St. Peter, like many other churches, the baptism and thanksgiving service is held during the main 10:00am Sunday service. This is so that we can “officially” meet and greet our new church member. We are happy for you to bring along your friends and family and we are able to accommodate up to 30 of your guests at the service.

Making contact:

Come and get to know us!

We encourage you to attend church with your child as often as possible and join in the fellowship of the Christian family. This is so that you and your family can familiarise yourselves with the services and other activities happening at St. Peter and so decide which service would be most appropriate for you, taking into account your own beliefs and values.

Being more familiar with services, will also help you relax and enjoy the day itself.

When you have decided which service you would like, Thanksgiving or Baptism, please contact Rev’d Philip Green on 07934 335 79 or email us at :

We can then arrange for a home visit from one of our Baptism visitors and look at arranging a date for the Baptism/Thanksgiving. Our Baptism visitors will go through the  service with you, show a short DVD about Baptism and try to answer any questions you might have.

Whichever service you decide upon, we look forward to supporting you at this special time and into the future.

General information;

In our 10am Sunday services, we have a crèche for under 5’s and a Junior Church – Sunday Storykeepers – for over 5’s.

We have a monthly “Story Keepers”get-together for 5’s to 10’s, after school, which also incorporates play for Under 5’s, with a cup of tea and chat for parents, carers or guardians .

There is information about other services and activities at St. Peter’s, elsewhere on this website. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.

More Information: St Peter’s Church, London Colney