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.
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.
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.
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.