St Teilo’s Church Caereithin

Serving the communities of Blaenymaes, Fforesthall, Penplas, Penlan West, Portmead and Ravenhill.

Cheriton Crescent, Portmead, Swansea SA5 5LA  

Tel: 01792 583646

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 The Sacrament of Baptism

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.

Important Questions

Before asking to have your child baptized/christened, you should give the following questions careful consideration.

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.


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