St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park

Baptism Visitors Group

Macintosh HD:Users:stephen:Desktop:baptism.jpgThe role of our Baptism Visitors is to visit families who would like their child baptised at St Michael's. It is an important pastoral role, helping to welcome new people to the church, introducing them to a member of the congregation and providing an opportunity to answer questions about Baptism. The Baptism visitors then assist at the Baptism services as sidespersons and welcomers. There are currently seven Baptism Visitors and the group meet four times a year to discuss any matters arising from their visits. During the last year they have:

  • Completely renewed the Baptism pack given to families
  • Organised the annual Baptism party in September for families whose children have been Baptised in the last three years
  • Sent out invitations to the Mothering Sunday Family Mass
  • Attended the annual Mass with the special intention of praying for the children who have been Baptised
  • Organised a training day in which the theology of the Prayer over the Water, was 'unpacked' and role-played pastoral situations and communication and listening skills were practised.

If you would like your child Baptised at St Michael's please speak to one of the clergy after a service or contact the Parish Office