A Mock Baptism for Year One

This afternoon we visited  Holy Trinity Church in Tewkesbury to learn about the Christian Baptism ceremony.

In R.E We have been learning about belonging and what it means to belong to a group – whether a school group, Rainbows, Beavers, swimming club or belonging to a faith.

We learnt that Christian parents might choose to welcome their baby into the Christian faith by having their baby baptised. Lucy Betts, Holy Trinity’s Family Coordinator showed us how the parents introduce their baby, choose Godparents, and how the baby is baptised in the font. We talked about the symbolic meaning  of the cross, the candle and the Bible. To finish we sang a hymn too.

We all throughly enjoyed our visit and learnt a lot.