Getting baptised at Buxton Methodist Church

Baptism (sometimes called ‘Christening’) is a ceremony in which water is sprinkled onto a child or adult’s forehead. In the case of infant baptism, commitments are made by the parents and godparents to love the child and nurture them in the Christian faith.

As baptism involves the support and encouragement of the wider church community, they are usually included as part of the regular Sunday morning service.

If you would like to ask for the baptism of your baby or child or even for yourself, please contact Rev Andrew Parker. His contact details are 01298 23556 and


Why do we Baptise?

Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist is celebrated in the Bible and the act of baptism has been an important part of celebrating and identifying with the Christian faith ever since.

Baptism marks the entry of a person into a community of faith and it is intended to show the love of God for all people.

Find out more about Baptism in the Methodist faith on The Methodist Church website here.