Thanksgiving for the gift of a child 


A special church service, different from a christening, can be used as a way to say thank you to God for your child.

It is called a Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child and you can view the words of this service by clicking here.

It is possible to have this service instead of a christening if you decide that now isn’t the right time to have your child baptised.

Or, you could even have the Thanksgiving service as well as a christening.

You might not feel able to make the commitments that are asked of you in a baptism service.

Your christian faith may lead you to prefer the idea of your child choosing baptism for her/himself when rather older. 

Whatever the reason, a Thanksgiving service is a wonderful event, a time of celebration, thanks and prayer.

You might also choose this service when your baby is just born, or if you have adopted a child into your family and you simply want to celebrate this with special words said by a vicar in church.

If you are not sure which way to go, we will be delighted to talk to you about these alternative services. Just contact our administrator by clicking here.