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It is great to have the chance to celebrate the birth or adoption of a child.

Many people are overcome by a sense of awe at the creation of new life and want to express their thanks to God.

Thanksgiving is a service which provides an opportunity for parents and families to give thanks for the birth or adoption of a child and to pray for family life.

Who is it for?

A thanksgiving service is for those:

  • who don’t want a Baptism, but who recognize that something has happened for which they wish to give thanks to God;
  • parents who see this as a preparation for Baptism;
  • parents who do not wish their children to be baptised immediately.

If you choose to have a Service of Thanksgiving, you may later have a baptism service for your child when you have had time to talk through the deeper commitments that involves.

Alternatively, baptism is something your child can decide for him/herself when he/she is older.

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