Jesus himself was baptised in the river Jordan. His last words in Matthew’s Gospel instruct us to ‘make disciples of all nations and baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.’ In Acts we read of those coming to faith in Jesus who were then baptised because they had begun to believe.


St Paul writes that when we are baptised we are ‘in Christ’ – and from this comes the word ‘Christen’ meaning ‘in Christ.’ He tells us that when we are baptised we are united with Jesus in his death and resurrection.


Baptism then is something we read of in the Bible and which Christians have always practised. A person can be baptised at any age, young or old, but we only get baptised once; this is because in Baptism God gives us everything Jesus has won for us in his cross and resurrection. What God gives he does not take away, so we are only baptised once in our lives.


At St Margaret’s we are pleased to receive requests for Baptism. These take place in our Parish Mass which is at 10am each Sunday. If you would like to ask about Baptism for yourself or for your child, please contact  01702 529094 or 01702 716931
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