Bishop Auckland Methodist Church

Christenings

It is now possible to book your child’s christening for this summer. The ceremony will be short and restrictions as to numbers and how to conduct ourselves in the church building may still be in place, but we look forward to welcoming you again. To book a Christening you can download this Christenings booking form.  Please contact the church on this contact form and make an appointment to discuss your needs and a possible date for your celebration.

We will leave a gap between each family’s ceremony to allow a clean between events and therefore these are the slots made available this summer:

Our Baptismal Font
Our Baptismal Font

Sat 24th July 10am – booked 11am – booked
Sun 25th July 1pm – booked 2pm – booked 3pm – booked

Sun 1st August 1pm – booked

Sat 7th August 10am available 11am booked

Sat 14th August 10am – booked 11am – booked
Sun 15th August 1pm – booked 2pm booked 3pm available

Sat 21st August 10am – booked 11am – booked

Sat 28th August 10am booked 11am – booked
Sun 29th August 11am booked 12noon – booked 1pm – booked 2pm – booked 3pm – booked

Sun 5th Sept 1pm – booked

Sun 12th Sept 1pm booked 2pm available 3pm available

Sun 10th Oct 1pm booked 2pm available 3pm available

Government Guidance now says.
Other life cycle ceremonies: Where such events are an element of communal worship they may continue, but they are subject to the requirements for communal worship set out above, which until lockdown easing applies, means that christenings will not take place.

Please contact the minister, Rev John, by clicking here.

Christenings at Bishop Auckland Methodist Church in normal times take place on a Sunday at 12.15pm and take approximately half an hour or a little longer if more than one child is to be christened that day.

A Christening at Bishop Auckland Methodist Church has no cost, but there are offering plates as you leave after the ceremony if you and your guests do wish give a donation as a thank you afterwards or else us the Dona button and donate in advance or afterwards through this website if you are avoiding handling cash.

christening photo montage
Photos above with thanks to Shaun Stoker (2017) – www.stokerphoto.co.uk
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