baptisms for you

Marking the start of your journey with God

Baptism (Christening) is how someone becomes a part of the Church. In the Church of England we Baptise children and adults.

The water of Baptism symbolises the washing away of sin and gives the gift of eternal life, making the person being Baptised part of the Body of Christ, the Church.

Confirmation is the adult ownership of the promises made at Baptism and, celebrated by a Bishop, connects you to the wider church and gives you a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It is the normal route through which people are admitted to Holy Communion.

Baptisms

Baptism is a ‘sacrament’ (outward and visible sign of inward invisible grace) in the Christian tradition where we thank God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledge his love. In the Anglican Church it is common to baptise young children and this is sometimes known as christening. We welcome people of any age for Baptism and the start of a lifelong journey in the Christian faith.

Whether you are seeking God’s blessing for your child or yourself, we have produced a Baptism information pack which includes where and when Baptisms take place in the churches across our Parish, details of Baptism preparation, information for Godparents and a number of other frequently asked questions.

You can download a copy of the Baptism application form here or contact the Parish Office.

Confirmations

Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey when those who have been baptised as children make a firm commitment to Christian discipleship.

Through prayer and the laying on of hands by a Bishop, the church also asks God to give those being confirmed power, through the Holy Spirit, to live the life of discipleship.

If you are interested in taking the next step in your Christian faith then please do get in touch by contacting the Parish Office.

our churches

We have churches in Marlow, Bisham, Little Marlow and Marlow Bottom which have a range of services, activities and events of differing patterns and styles - you can read more about the individual churches that make up our team by following the links below.

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All Saints

Marlow

Welcome to the church by the Bridge which for nearly two centuries has been the iconic image of Marlow. In its central location, the church is not just at the heart of Marlow geographically, but also spiritually.

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All Saints

Bisham

Welcome to the ancient church of Bisham, standing on one of the loveliest reaches of the Thames. Restorations have been made to the church over the years, but harmony in its ancient beauty has been maintained.

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St John The Baptist

Little Marlow

St John the Baptist has been welcoming visitors for nearly 1,000 years. In this 21st century we extend that invitation to you and hope to encourage you to come and see us soon.

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St Mary The Virgin

Marlow Bottom

Welcome to St Mary's where a loyal and friendly congregation await you. The ‘Valley Church’ is at the heart of the community with its modern building being used throughout the week by various organisations.

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