The Naming and Christening of a child is a wonderful occasion in which to celebrate with family and friends the sheer pleasure and delight your child has brought to your lives, so we want to make sure the day is perfect for you.
Your personalised ceremony will be held at the venue of your choice, reflecting your own values and beliefs.
From our wide range of resources you choose all the words and actions that go into making up the ceremony. For instance, you may choose to use the traditional symbols of water, oil and candles and/or use new meanings for their imagery.
You may choose to make up a covenant with your child’s godparents or mentors, grandparents and siblings, which are read out at the ceremony.
On the day itself, included in the cost*, is
the certificate, the ceremony booklets and
candles for you and the sponsors. We bring
our own table/alter covered in floaty
fabrics, ribbons and all the things we need
for the service such as the font, water, oil
and candles, and robe according to the style
of the ceremony.
(*The fee for the ceremony is the same irrespective of how many children are being named or christened on the day.)
In our ceremonies we acknowledge and celebrate
that parenting is never an easy task – that
parenting carries with it responsibilities
as well as joys and delights. And that it is
also important for our children that they
know there are other people they can turn to
who love and cherish them too.
Therefore the privilege of being
called to sponsor (Godparent) a child is not
ancient and time-honoured tradition, but
also means we acknowledge and value the importance
of supporting parents in the task of bringing
up their children. It is a serious commitment
and a responsibility that many take too lightly.
Good sponsors should be the people our
children can trust and turn to and find an oasis
of unconditional support and encouragement.
And the honour of being a grandparent means
not only having fun indulging your grandchildren
but also offering stability, security and a
timelessness much missing from our busy worlds.
By making known your love
and commitment to a child in their very own
ceremony will show them how important they
are to you.