Through baptism, we re-enact the death and resurrection of Jesus. Being lowered into the water identifies us with his death, leaving behind our old lives. Being raised out of the water identifies us with Jesus’ resurrection, and the promise of new life.
Baptism is important because it’s a public demonstration and celebration of the new life found in Jesus. You can read about Jesus’ own baptism in the gospel of Matthew, 3:13-17. We hold baptism services several times a year, and our next one will be on Sunday 3rd November, at the Mermaid in Blackfriars. If you’d like to know more, you can get in touch or use some of the resources below.
“Apart from first becoming a Christian, baptism has to be the most significant event in my life. Baptism was a re-commitment of the relationship that first began when I accepted Christ – to proclaim that I have indeed died and been born again in Christ; a new and living creation.” – Beverly, recently baptised at Christ Church London.