As a member of the Anglican Church, the Church in Wales upholds the practice of Infant Baptism. Accordingly, parents have the right to ask for baptism for their children in their parish church.
However, in doing so, they are declaring that they will take seriously the solemn promises that they are making to God on behalf of their children. Should it become apparent that the parents are not going to fulfil these solemn promises, the parish priest has the right to defer baptism until such times that they make it clear that they will do so.
Before asking to have your child baptized/christened, you should give the following questions careful consideration.
Are you prepared to do all in your power to ensure that your child will be brought up in the knowledge and practice of our Christian Faith?
Are you willing to bring your child to church so that he or she will receive good and sound Christian teaching?
Will you attend church services on a regular basis so that your child will come to know and understand the importance of Christian Worship?
Are both of the child's Godparents Christian themselves?
Are they prepared to help with the child's Christian upbringing?
Do you live within the parish boundary or have an important connection with St Teilo’s?
Having given due consideration to the above questions, the next step is to contact the Vicar who will be delighted to meet with you and take the process forward. Email him from this page or call him on: 01792 583646 to make an appointment.
Baptismal Covenant made by the Parents and Godparents on behalf of the child
Priest: Do you believe and trust in God the Creator of all?
Parents and Godparents:I believe and trust in God.
Priest: Do you believe and trust in Jesus Christ our redeemer?
Parents and Godparents: I believe and trust in Jesus.
Priest: Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit who gives life to all God’s people?
Parents and Godparents: I believe and trust in the Holy Spirit.
God has destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ by the Waters of Baptism and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In the power of the Spirit, we become, in a very profound way, the children of God and members of God’s family who are called to sing God’s praises.
Priest: This is the Faith of the Church.
All: This is our Faith. We believe and trust in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.