The United Benefice of Heckmondwike (with Norristhorpe) and  Liversedge


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The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of St James, Heckmondwike with All Souls, Norristhorpe is a charity registered in England and Wales (1152319).

The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of Christ Church, Liversedge is a charity registered in England and Wales (1157990).

Jesus said, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.’                                     Matthew 28:19


Baptism is a special day for the person being baptised,

Whether they are a young or old.  As they are welcomed

into the church as a member of God’s family, and we

would be delighted to share this special day with you.


What is Baptism?

Baptism (which is another name for Christening) is the

ceremony by which a person becomes a member of the

worldwide Christian Church. Becoming a Christian means

a new start in life, as if a person dies to their old way of life and is reborn to a new way of life. Baptism is also a symbolic washing away of the power of sin, through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Godparents?

If you decide to have your child baptised you will want to think carefully about godparents. It is usual to have three godparents, two male and one female for a boy and two female and one male for a girl. Ideally they should be confirmed and practising members of a Church. Certainly they must themselves be baptised and able to make the promises sincerely. Godparents of other denominations are welcome.


If you would like to know more, or enquire about booking a baptism,

please contact our Vicar.