Breamore School Baptism
On July 7th, the whole of Breamore C of E School walked up to the Saxon Church at Breamore for the first ever School Baptism Service.
4 children from the school were baptised during the Service, and were supported by parents, godparents, other family members, members of the congregations of the three parishes of the Avon Valley Partnership, and their friends, who also took part in the Service.
After singing a song chosen by those who were to be baptised, and hearing a reading read by two of them, they made their promises, processed to the font, and were baptised with lots of water, signed with the Cross, and given a lighted candle, and a shell with their name and the date of the Baptism on it.
Everyone was sprinkled with the words ‘Remember, you are a child of God, and loved by him’, and those baptised were prayed for and blessed.
It was a wonderful, joyful occasion, led by the Priest-in-Charge, Canon Gary Philbrick, along with the Revd Rachel Noel and the Revd Ian Sykes, and the children had a great time. The parents said how special and moving it was, the staff were really enthusiastic, and it was a wonderful opportunity for teaching, on the day and beforehand, about Baptism.
We hope to repeat the event another time.