Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.Acts 2:38, NIV UK
Believer's baptism is a special moment in someone's journey of faith and something to celebrate! Baptism is a sign of being serious about your relationship with God and following Jesus. In the Bible, Peter says that all believers should be baptised.
Before baptism the minister, or one of the leaders, meets with an individual to explain fully what baptism is and make sure that they are ready. We have a baptism pool (heated!!) but some choose to be baptised in the River Tyne down the road.
I decided to be baptised after coming home from camp that summer (Step Out 2014), and knowing I wanted to take the next step in my faith, declaring my faith more publicly. I chose to be baptised in the river as it was something different, but it was also the way Jesus did it.Hannah Parker
New life and new babies/infants are something to be celebrated! We love to mark the birth of children during one of our services which provides an ideal opportunity to give thanks to God for this new life.
We encourage parents and the church to bring up children within the Christian faith and help them meet and follow Jesus for themselves.
We are delighted when people want to get married in our building. Weddings are preceded by meeting with the minister or one of the other leaders for a "marriage preparation" course over a period of weeks leading up to the wedding. We are flexible in putting together a service that suits individual couples.
A registrar is legally required to be present, which couples need to organise with the local Registry Office. If one party is living elsewhere you will need to visit your local office as well. Your intention to marry must be registered no more than one year and no less than three weeks prior to the date of the wedding.