Christening & Baptism

Baptism, sometimes called Christening, is a service of welcome. In it, new Christians formally mark the beginning of the Christian journey.

A person can be baptised as an adult or as a child, and you are baptised into the membership of the Church, not into a particular branch or denomination.

During the service, we use holy oil to bless, holy water to cleanse and give a lighted candle as a sign of the light of Christ.

Parents and Godparents make promises which affirm their belief in God and their intention to nurture those being baptised in the Christian faith.

As you child is being made a member of God’s family, the Church encourages parents to have their child Christened in the main Sunday service. This enhances the sense of occasion with music and fellowship with the local community.

Usually you will have your child christened in the parish church where you live, but in some circumstances, for example, if you have a strong family connection with the Church, you may be able to have your child christened in this Parish, even if you do not live here.

Please contact the vicar Reverend Steve Willson on 029 2081 1476 or by email at  to arrange a Christening or Baptism.

The Pentyrch Churches of The Garth Ministry Area is a simple, joyful and inclusive Christian community. The worship, prayer and events we offer reflect our love of Jesus and all God’s people, near and far. Whatever your background, whatever you may be feeling, however often or infrequently, we would love you to join us.

“See I have written your name on the palm of my hands” Isaiah 49:16 


In our Ministry Area we work hard to think creatively about our worship, so that it can hold the traditional and modern in a wonderful balance, thereby igniting a sense of God’s grace, joy and hope amongst us all. 

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe you have received it, and it will be yours.” 

Mark 11:24