We offer a warm welcome to all who come to the Mease Valley Churches for Thanksgivings and Baptisms (Baptisms are sometimes known as Christenings). Our aim is to provide a happy Christian environment to make your important day special, as we share with you at the beginning of a journey of faith in Baptism (either as an adult or a child looking to join the church family)
We sometimes come together to celebrate the birth of a child at a Thanksgiving service with a cake and some prayers. Thanksgivings are incorporated into services with a nice cake and prayers are said, offering families opportunity to thank God for the birth of a child while not at that time making Christian promises about bringing a child up in a church family. A Thanksgiving can sometimes lead onto a Baptism at a later date after a family has had time to explore churchlife a little more.
If you would like to book a Baptism (sometimes known as a Christening) or a thanksgiving service, please contact Revd. John Grice to arrange to come to the next available ‘vicar’s hour’ at St. Andrew’s Church, Clifton Campville. These take place monthly on a Monday evening at 7.30pm, 8pm or 8.30pm. Contact (01827) 373 257. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check if spaces are available.
Here is a copy of our booking form in case you would like to make a start first. The Church of England has a very helpful site to answer a number of questions for those not familiar with the church yet or who are new to Christian faith.
Rector Reverend John Grice
Tel: (01827) 373 257 | Mobile: 07815 817 095