Christ Church with St. Mary’s, Frome

Christ Church

What is ‘Baptism’?


Baptism is an enrolment ceremony.  When a child is baptized (some people say ‘Christened’) he or she becomes a Christian, and a member of the Church.  


What is a Christian?



A Symbolic Ceremony  


But Baptism is much more than just an enrolment ceremony. The things we do at a Baptism are symbolic — they are a way of expressing something deep.  Baptism is what we call a ‘Sacrament’, a ceremony in which God has promised to take part.  As we share in the symbolic actions, God shares in them too, in ways we can’t see, but trust to be true.  The main four symbols are...


For more information contact

 Patsy Stephenson 01373 462715

or Fr Neil Maxted 01373 473249