Baptism is a visible sign of God’s love. In Baptism, we are thanking God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledging his love. We are recognizing that we need to make a new start with God. At St Mary’s Church, Ticehurst we welcome adults and children to take this important step in their Christian life. In infant baptism (Christening), you as parents are: thanking God for his gift of life and deciding to start your child on the journey of faith, asking for the Church’s support in this.

There is more information on the Church of England website.


We are pleased to be able to offer a service of Thanksgiving for the life of a child. Thanksgivings take place during our regular services and provide an opportunity to pray publicly for your child and family life. Thanksgivings are normally offered to those who want their children to choose for themselves to be baptised later in life and for those who feel unable to make the promises and commitments of Baptism.

If you would like to make an enquiry about Baptism or Thanksgiving at St Mary’s, Ticehurst or St Augustine’s, Flimwell, please contact the church wardens in the first instance