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If you're wondering, baptism and christening are the same thing!

At Aylesford Church, both adults and children/babies can be baptised. You would normally live in the parish of Aylesford and Eccles, but we are often asked to baptise someone who has links with the parish for example you used to live here or you were married in our Church. That is usually fine, as long as we receive the permission of your local Vicar. One question, sometimes asked too, is "can we have our child baptised if we aren't married?" The answer is yes.

Once the date for the baptism is organised, the Vicar will meet with you to get to know you and your family, and to talk about baptism and the service.

Baptisms normally take place in the Family Service on the first Sunday of each month. This service is more informal than some of the other services and members of the church congregation are there to welcome you; after all, baptism is about welcoming a new member into the church. Children are very welcome at baptism services. We occasionally have baptisms at other times for particular reasons; these reasons would need to be discussed with the Vicar.

For enquiries regarding available dates for baptisms and any general information, please contact:

Parish Office (open Tues and Thurs, 9am - 2pm)

Tel: 01622 719366
Fax: 01622 791746