The Baptism of Children
Do you reject the devil and all rebellion against
The Greeting God?
I reject them
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all Do you renounce the deceit and corruption of evil?
* And also with you I renounce them.
Introduction and Welcome Do you repent of the sins that separate us from God
The Collect (the prayer for the day) I repent of them.
Do you turn to Christ as Saviour?
I turn to Christ.
Address Do you submit to Christ as Lord?
I submit to Christ.
Presentation of the candidates
Do you come to Christ, the way, the truth, and the
The president addresses the whole congregation: life?
Faith is the gift of God to his people. In baptism, I come to Christ.
the Lord is adding to our number those whom he is
calling. People of God, will you welcome these
children and uphold them in their new life in Signing with the Cross
With the help of God, we will. Christ claims you for his own. Receive the sign of
The president then says to the parents and
godparents only: When all the candidates have been signed, the
Parents and godparents, the Church receives these president says
children with joy. Today we are trusting God for Do not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ
their growth in faith. Will you pray for them, draw crucified.
them by your example into the community of faith,
and walk with them in the way of Christ? We all say together
With the help of God, we will. Fight valiantly as a disciple of Christ against
sin, the world and the devil, and remain faithful to
In baptism, these children begin their journey in Christ to the end of your life.
faith. You speak for them today. Will you care for
them, and help them to take their place within the May almighty God deliver you from the powers of
life and worship of Christ’s Church? darkness, restore in you the image of his glory, and
With the help of God, we will. lead you in the light and obedience of Christ.
The Decision Prayer over the Water
The president addresses the candidates through Praise God who made heaven and earth,
their parents and godparents. who keeps his promise for ever.
In baptism, God calls us out of darkness into his
marvellous light. To follow Christ means dying to Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
sin and rising to new life with him. It is right to give thanks and praise.
Therefore I ask: The prayer over water follows, ending
The Welcome and Peace
Profession of Faith
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism: (NAME),
Brothers and sisters, I ask you to profess together by one spirit we are all baptised into one body
with these children the faith of the Church. We welcome you into the fellowship of faith; we
are children of the same heavenly Father; we
Do you believe and trust in God the Father? welcome you.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of
heaven and earth. We are all one in Christ Jesus. We belong to him
through faith, heirs of the promise of the Spirit of
Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ? peace.
I believe in Jesus Christ, The peace of the Lord be always with you.
His only Son, our Lord, And also with you.
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Prayers of Intercession
Was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended to the dead.
On the third day, he rose again; The Lord’s Prayer
He ascended into heaven,
He is seated at the right hand of the Father, Our Father in heaven,
And he will come to judge the living and the dead. Hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come,
Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit? Your will be done,
I believe in the Holy Spirit, On earth as it is in heaven.
The holy catholic Church, Give us today our daily bread,
The communion of saints, Forgive our sins,
The forgiveness of sins, As we forgive those who sin against us.
The resurrection of the body, Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
And the life everlasting. evil.
Amen. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are
yours, now and forever.
Baptism The Blessing
The president pours water on each candidate Giving of a Lighted Candle
(NAME) I baptise you in the name of the Father, God has delivered us from the dominion of
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit darkness and has given us a place with the saints in
May God, who has received you by baptism into his You have received the light of Christ; walk in this
church, pour upon you the riches of his grace, that light all the days of your life.
within the company of christ’s pilgrim people you Shine as a light in the world
may daily be renewed by his anointing Spirit, and To the glory of God the Father.
come to the inheritance of the saints in glory.
The president addresses the parents and godparents
and prays for them. Go in the light and peace of Christ
Thanks be to God.