Here at St John’s, we hold a Baptism service three times a year (once per academic term). This helps the whole church family recognise Baptism as a special occasion distinct from the regular weekly services.
And once a year, we invite the Bishop to come and confirm candidates on behalf of the wider church. This usually occurs during Lent, our season of preparation for Easter.
Our next service will be on Sunday 26th November at 11.30am with the Bishop of Stepney, Rt Revd Adrian Newman leading the service. We invite anyone who worships regularly at St John’s, and who has not been baptised and / or confirmed to speak to the vicar about being baptised / confirmed.
There is usually a period of preparation in the month leading up to the Baptism / Confirmation service. This will normally involve a home visit from the vicar, and two or three preparation classes after Sunday services, each lasting about one hour.