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Baptism involves promises - promises made by God, and promises made to God. Getting the most out of baptism for your child means being able to make those promises for yourself, as well as on your child's behalf. This means:

  • Being personally committed to Jesus Christ,
  • Baptised and regular in Christian worship,
  • Living the Christian life,
  • Praying for and teaching your child.

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These promises cannot be taken lightly and call for thoughtful and intentional commitment to living a Christian life and to participating in the community of the Church. We want to help and support you in this. One of the ways in which we do this is through a process of Baptism Preparation. Parents (and godparents, if available) are asked to attend two short preparation classes, looking at: What is the Christian faith? and What is Christian baptism?

Baptisms usually take place in a main Sunday service: this is because the service is one of promises, and the local congregation ought to witness these promises. Also, as a rule, we do not baptize children whose families do not live in this community. Rather, we prefer to encourage families to connect with a church in the community where they live.

If you'd like to find out more, please contact the Rector.

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The message at the heart of Christianity is really quite simple: either Jesus is your king or you're going it alone.

The Church of IrelandThe Parish of Lisbellaw with Coolbuck is part of the Church of Ireland, an Anglican church.
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Cafe ChurchDrop in to Cafe Church, where we have a chance to chat and discuss aspects of the Christian faith together, over a cup of coffee. Every fourth Sunday evening in the Parish Centre.