During a christening your child will be baptized with water. It is the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for your friends and family.

When a person is christened, they are welcomed into the family of the church. It also marks the start of a lifetime of discovery about the Christian faith and how life-changing that can be. It’s a journey of surprises, challenges, and adventure. And through it all, God is always with us.

The Church of England welcomes all babies, children, adults, and families for christenings – whatever shape that family takes.

You do not have to be married or have been a regular churchgoer – as a parent, you do not even have to have been baptized yourself – though you could be.

Everyone is welcome at Bournville Parish Church. Just ask if this is something you are considering for you or your child.

For more information about Christenings in general, visit

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