Whichever style or type you choose, the focus is on the child and the family and on the celebration of Life.
Our ceremonies have been described as: fun, enjoyable, relaxing, casual, personal, meaningful, significant, moving, emotional, thought provoking, real, celebration, challenging and memorable.
At Christenings, or baptism, we come together to give thanks to God for his gift of new life and to pray for those who set out on their journey of faith.
The word “christen” comes from English culture and isn’t properly defined in the modern day. It obviously derives from the word “Christ”, and means “to bring to Christ”.
The Traditional Christening can be held in any venue of your choice and the approach is a religious, traditional church approach and uses Water as a symbol of life and cleansing.
A Dedication ceremony is a little different in that the focus is on the parents and other family and friends as they meet the challenge to be dedicated to raising the child in a certain way.
The Dedication can take place anywhere and at any time and can be religious or non-religious in nature.
For those who don’t feel comfortable with a church or religious setting: a naming ceremony, or a civil christening is certainly an option. “Naming ceremonies are a lovely way of marking the birth of a baby and they can be tailored to suit the family concerned,” “Parents can put together their own service including poetry, music and readings, and the venue can be anywhere – in your own home,or out of doors.”
The child or children can be any age. A Naming Ceremony is a unique occasion for everyone to feel involved as they pledge their love and support for your child’s future development.
It’s also an opportunity to declare before family and friends, your promises to be as good a parent as you can, and for adult friends or relatives to confirm their special relationship with your child.