Baptism and Thanksgiving

St Budeaux Parish Church
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People often phone up and ask for a Christening or Baptism. We are always pleased when people get in touch and take this request very seriously.

The process starts with a chance to talk through the different options (probably with the vicar), and we arrange a “Thanksgiving and Blessing” service first.

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If parents wish to take their commitment further, christenings are arranged after a time of preparation.

For contact details see the 'Contact Us' page of this website.

Extracts from the Thanksgiving Service:

God our creator,

we thank you for the wonder of new life

and for the mystery of human love.

We thank you for all whose support and skill surround and sustain the beginning of life.

We thank you that we are known to you by name and loved by you from all eternity.

We thank you for Jesus Christ,

who has opened to us the way of love.

We praise you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

All Blessed be God for ever.

To the sponsors

What name have you given this child?

As Jesus took children in his arms and blessed them,

so now we ask God’s blessing on N.

May God the Father of all bless these parents

and give them grace to love and care for their children.

May God give them wisdom, patience and faith,

help them to provide for the children’s needs

and, by their example, reveal the love and truth that are in Jesus Christ. Amen.