Rev David baptises a child in West Malling.The arrival of a new baby is a time for celebration and thanksgiving and many families wish to mark the occasion with a Baptism (also known as a ‘Christening’).

This section of our website is intended to help you find out more about marking the occasion with such a service in Addington, Birling, Leybourne, Offham, Ryarsh, Trottiscliffe or West Malling. But if you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please contact us to find out more.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Baptism

    There are a number of common questions around Baptism that we've sought to answer for you. Read through our FAQs here.

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    The basics of Baptism

    What is Baptism? Why do Christians do it and what does it mean? Find out more here about its origins in the time of Jesus and what it symbolises today.

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    Baptism or Thanksgiving

    Should you have a Baptism or a Thanksgiving? Find out more about which option would be right for you and your family.