Baptism is a profession of Christian faith and acceptance into the Church of England. 

Adults and infants may be baptised.  Infant baptism requires at least three godparents who have been baptised.  It is not strictly necessary for the parents to live in Shocklach or Tilston Parish or be on one of the electoral rolls, although, if not, the Rector will consult the Minister of the other parish as a courtesy.

The baptism preferably takes place in a service of public worship so that the congregation may witness it and remember their own profession of faith.  This may be the main service or a specially arranged baptism service.

Baptised adults or young people from the age of 11 may wish to become confirmed members of the Church of England.

For further information, contact the Rector, Rev Jane Stephenson on 01829 250628 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

An "open Communion table" is operated at Shocklach and Tilston for those wishing to take part in Communion or to receive a blessing.

Confirmation is undertaken by one of the Bishops and is a time of great celebration.

Sessions for those wishing to become confirmed members of the Church of England run every two years for adults and for young people (11 to 15).

For information, contact the Rector, Rev Jane Stephenson, on 01829 250628 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Bishop Peter with the April 2014 confirmation candidates

Bishop Peter with the April 2014 confirmation candidates

 
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