The birth of a child is a significant event in a family’s life – both the immediate family of that child and also their extended families. It is a sign of new beginnings and a new future through a new generation. It is also the beginning of many years of deep commitment by the parents to the growth and development of their child. Parents of a new child often wish to celebrate this beginning of a new life in a special way. We in the Cowbridge Ministry Area are privileged when we are asked to share in this.

Baptism (or christening) is the start of being a Christian. It is a time for accepting the love of God and promising to follow Jesus – a promise that God helps us to keep through the strengthening power of his Spirit.

Whether you are thinking of baptism for your child or for yourself, the first step is to talk to one of the clergy. We would be delighted to meet you and explore the options.

Baptisms are normally held on a Sunday during one of the services so that the whole congregation can be present to welcome and encourage those who are being baptised into the church.

The link below explains the Church in Wales’ understanding of baptism.

To make arrangements for a Baptism, or for general enquiries, please contact the Parish Office.  A copy of the necessary form can be downloaded here, then printed to take or send to the Parish Office.