Life Events

Life Events

Arranging a baptism or wedding?

Either drop into our Ministry Area Office on a Wednesday evening between 6pm and 7pm, or come along to a Sunday service at All Saints Cyncoed and speak to one of our clergy team afterwards.


A baptism or christening is the first step on an amazing journey with God, parents, godparents, friends, family and the church. A lifetime of discovering more about love, faith and hope begins – a wonderful moment to celebrate.

What happens at a christening?

There are several special moments in the service:

  • The vicar will pray for your child and for all those who support them in their path of faith.
  • You and the godparents will make some important promises for your child in the service.
  • The sign of the cross will be made on your child’s forehead. It’s a significant moment, which marks your child as belonging to God.
  • Water, which is blessed on the church’s font, will be poured over your child’s head by the vicar. This is your child’s baptism.
  • Everyone promises to continue supporting your child from this moment.
  • A candle will be given to you in the service when the vicar says: ‘Shine as a light in the world to the glory of God the Father.’

In Cyncoed Ministry Area, the arrangements will be slightly different depending on the church where you would like the service to take place:

The role of godparents

In the service, the godparents make promises to share the amazing story of the Christian faith, to pray for your child and to show them ways to grow in faith and love. Because of the very special role they have in supporting your child’s faith journey, godparents must have been baptised themselves.

After the service

When your child is baptised, they become a part of our church family, and you are warmly invited to come to church whenever you can. You are also welcome to take part in any of our other groups and events.

We will try to keep in touch with you and invite you occasionally to join us for special services, for instance at Christmas, Easter and for Godparent’s Sunday. Whether we see you regularly or lose touch over time, we will always be here if you need us.