What's the difference between a Christening and a Baptism? Nothing, they are exactly the same thing but with two different names.
We are delighted to offer baptisms for you or your children. You may like to know that there is an alternative service known as a Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child. Someone wanting to choose this service might want to aknowledge their child as a gift from God and want to formally mark the occasion but want their child to decide whether they want baptising when they are old enough to decide for themselves.
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What is Baptism? (Christening)
It also makes much more sense to have your child baptised in your local church. Many people choose another church for all kinds of reasons - but when you link with your local church - then your local church is enabled to be there for you - supporting you, praying for you, and offering practical help in the teaching of the Christian Faith to your child. If you live out of the parish concerned, then you will need the permission of your local Vicar.
Kianna-Rae, baptised at Bewerley Chapel Spencer & Harris baptised at St Mary's, Ramsgill
That's the local information that you need to know about baptisms/Christenings but you may want to visit the Church of England website for more information. It's a new website with lots of snazzy features that I wouldn't know how to add to our website.
Click on this link to take you there. http://churchofenglandchristenings.org/
Click on this link to take you back to the churches of Upper Nidderdale http://www.thechurchinthedale.com/our-churches/the-united-parish-of-upper-nidderdale/the-churches-of-upper-nidderdale/