Thanksgiving Services for the birth of a child are available to anyone who lives in Bowthorpe. These are special services in which parents and sponsors (also known as godparents) give thanks to God for the birth of a child and formerly acknowledge the child’s name.

Some people may prefer to have their child Christened (Infant Baptism).  These services are also available to those who live in Bowthorpe. In this service, the child’s parents and godparents promise that they will do what they can to bring the child up as a Christian.

Thanksgivings and Baptisms can take place during the morning service or can be arranged for a separate time (usually at 12.15/12.30pm following the morning service).

There is no charge for these services, but we ask you to give a donation to the church as you can afford.

If you wish to arrange a Thanksgiving Service or Baptism, please contact us via the ‘Get In Touch’ pages to make sure the date you would like is available and also so that the Minister can discuss with you the service that would be most appropriate for you and your child.

Here are some useful links to help you think about the type of service you would like:

Your Child’s Baptism  (also includes information on Thanksgiving Services)
Becoming A Sponsor
Becoming A Godparent
Application For Thanksgiving
Application For Baptism