Families are really important at CBC and we believe every member of the family is really important, children, parents, extended family, family friends…
Messy Church takes place on the first Saturday of each month and is an ideal time for families to spend time together and with other families being creative, messy and reflecting on different Christian themes. Click on the logo for more information.
Music Makers is the parent and toddler group that is very popular. An hour of songs and play. Click on the logo to find out more.
Dedication and Infant Blessing
Christenings & Dedication at Cosham Baptist
As a Baptist Church we take great delight at occasions when we can Baptise people who have chosen to be baptised.
Of course we also value every child and every family which is why we have a ‘service of dedication’. This is an opportunity for a family to bring their child or children to a meeting of the community and to say three main things.
- Firstly to say ‘Thank You’ to God for the gift of the child or children
- Secondly to ‘Dedicate’ themselves to bringing up the child or children in the best way possible, and for other family members and friends to also make a dedication to help the immediate family
- Thirdly we ask God’s ‘Blessing’ on the child or children and we also pray for the family.
This ‘Thank, Dedicate, Bless’ activity has previously only occurred at CBC within the Sunday morning gathering. But now, we have a new community growing on a Saturday afternoon and we would love to be able to hold a Dedication within a Messy Church.
Of course, if you would like to attend on a Sunday we could hold a dedication there.
Would we not have to dress up?
Of course people could get dressed up, but we believe we can attend the celebration just as we are and that God is more interested in our hearts than our smartness!
What if I do not consider myself a Christian or I am not married or my children have different Fathers?
We are wanting to support families in whatever shape or size they come. We will not enforce anyone to promise anything that is not valid for them. We only ask that people are willing to be thankful, to dedicate themselves and to welcome prayer for the children! (Of course if you would like to get married, we can help you with that!)
What if I have no other family or I have 135 people in my family who would like to come?
We want to do the dedication as part of a gathered community so that you will have the support of everyone else there. If you are bring a large crowd, please just let us know so we can make sure there is enough cake!
I am wondering whether Sunday morning or Messy Church would be more appropriate.
Either would be great, please talk to us.
Does it cost anything?