The Chaplains are happy to arrange a baptism service for students and staff who were not baptised as children and now feel that this would be an appropriate expression of their faith. In this service, you will be asked to make specific promises about your faith and about how you will live.
You can read the order of service for baptism, including the promises candidates are asked to make
The Chaplains are pleased to meet with those who have links to King's and are parents of babies and young children to discuss baptism (sometimes called Christening).
In this service, parents and godparents will make specific promises about their faith and about how they will live. They will be asked to answer, on their child's behalf, that they have decided to turn away from everything which is evil or sinful and instead to turn towards Christ.
For the baptism of a child, it is traditional (but not essential) to have three godparents:
- two men and one woman for a boy
- two women and one man for a girl.
It is important that at least one of the parents has been baptised and regularly goes to church, and that the godparents are committed to bringing up the child in the Christian faith.
If you do not feel baptism is appropriate at this stage, we are very happy to discuss a Service of Thanksgiving with you.
Collect for Holy Saturday
Grant, Lord, that we who are baptized into the death of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ may continually put to death our evil desires and be buried with him;
and that through the grave and gate of death we may pass to our joyful resurrection; through his merits, who died and was buried and rose again for us, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.