Service Details

The Thanksgiving Service provides an opportunity to bring God actively into the life of the family: to thank and praise Him for the safe delivery of the child and for parents, family, friends to commit themselves to nurture and support this child and his/ her family. We usually conduct a Thanksgiving as part of a Sunday morning service, our congregation can add their prayers to yours. The ceremony concludes by praying God’s blessing on the baby or toddler, in the words of the age old prayer from the Bible:

 Baby in parents hands

"The LORD bless you
       and keep you;

the LORD make his face shine on you
       and be gracious to you;

the LORD turn his face toward you
       and give you peace."

 

Where the family is actively committed to God and Holy Trinity Church, we will also offer a baptism/ Christening service if this is more in line with your tradition.  This too takes place within a Sunday morning service as the words of the service ask the local congregation to make promises to your children and family.