Hi there, I have a 14 week old DD. I've had a very tough time this year and I really would like to start going to Church. I am a believer and my family are CoE. I would like a really quite christening or a small private blessing for my DD I'm not sure if this is possible. I really need some help finding my feet on this one if possible. I probably sound very niave and almost ignorant but I really could use your guidance. Thank you
Some churches like to do the baptisms (Christening) in the main service so talk to the vicar and see what they can do. What you might like to think about is to have a thanksgiving service now and keep that small and then maybe have a baptism later.
First step would be to contact the vicar, perhaps maybe meet up and discuss what you'd like. Its a fairly common request, so don't be worried. Also its not like a test or anything. I've done "baptism visits" where I go along and explain what its all about, and the first thing I say is "its not a test and you won't get judged before you are let in"
Yes, finally back. All well here but feeling a bit unprepared for Christmas. Unfortunately I can't offer any advice on Christenings as I'm not a churchgoer (or a christian) but I can fully understand the need for a formal blessing for DD.
I wanted to do something pagan but DH veto'd that so we've done nothing