St Mary’s, Halton

 

Halton Parish, Runcorn

 

“We seek to reveal the love of God in Jesus, through our
welcome, worship and word.”

 

 

Christ Church, Castlefields


How to book a Baptism or Christening:

Contact Revd Tony Mitchell on the details below.

 

Postal Address:     27 Halton Brow, Halton, Runcorn. WA7 2EH

Email:                   Vicar@HaltonParish.org.uk

Phone:                  01928-563636


The policy of the Parish of Halton is to baptize any children of parents who request it; who are willing to make the necessary promises and who have a suitable connection with the parish.

A suitable connection with the parish is defined as those children of parents living within the parish or children of parents who are on the Electoral Roll of the parish or children of parents who have a qualifying connection with the parish (as per the C of E Marriage Measure 2008); and where at least one parent and all God-parents are baptized into the Christian Church.

There will be suitable preparation containing elements of what the Christian faith is, what baptism is and how children might grow up in the faith of Jesus Christ.

The parish also offer a service of Thanksgiving to parents for whom the promises contained in the Baptism Service might cause concerns of conscience or who are from a Christian tradition where baptism is a rite to be entered once the candidate can decide for themselves.

Baptisms take place at 2pm on the first Sunday of each month at St Mary’s Church.


The Baptism Promises:

  • Do you reject the devil and all rebellion against God?
    Answer = I reject them.
  • Do you repent of the sins that separate us from God and neighbour?
    Answer = I repent of them.
  • Do you turn to Jesus as Saviour?
    Answer = I turn to Jesus.
  • Do you submit to Jesus as Lord?
    Answer = I submit to Jesus.
  • Do you come to Jesus, the way, the truth and the life?
    Answer = I come to Jesus.
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The Parish of Halton:

To determine if either of you live in St Mary’s, Halton Parish, please use the website http://www.achurchnearyou.com/
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Qualifying connection with the parish:

The qualifying connection of a parent is as follows:

  • Either parent of the child was baptised in St Mary’s, Halton parish by a Church of England service.
  • Either parent of the child has been confirmed (by a Church of England service) and your confirmation is entered in a register belonging to a church or chapel in St Mary’s, Halton parish.
  • Either parent of the child has a parent or grandparents who were married in St Mary’s, Halton parish by a Church of England service.
  • Either parent of the child have had their usual place of residence in St Mary’s, Halton parish for at least 6 months.
  • Either parent of the child has a parent who has had his or her usual place of residence in St Mary’s, Halton parish for at least 6 months during your lifetime.
  • Either parent of the child has habitually attended public worship at the Church of England services in St Mary’s, Halton parish for at least 6 months.
  • Either parent of the child has a parent who has habitually attended public worship at Church of England services in St Mary’s, Halton parish for at least 6 months during your lifetime.
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