Baptisms

Christenings, baby naming ceremonies SheffieldMany Unitarians prefer to use the terms ‘Naming Ceremony’ or ‘Welcoming’ rather than Baptism or Christening. Although the title can vary, the event is just as meaningful. Namings of babies (or - normally young - children) may take place during a service, or on a separate occasion, by arrangement with the Minister. The format of the ceremony can be altered according to the wishes of the family, ensuring that the event reflects everything that is important to you.

Naming ceremonies, however titled, celebrate new life, the commitment of parents to their child and the love created. The ceremony also welcomes the child into the religious fellowship, the ‘universal church’, and the wider community of humanity and of life on earth. Naming Ceremonies do not have to take a Christian form.

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