Baptism at St Edmund's
At St Edmund's, we follow the policy of the Church of England, that Baptism should normally take place during the main Sunday service, the Sunday Parish Eucharist. (If there are particular pastoral circumstances, it may be possible for a Baptism to be celebrated at another time.)
The reason why Baptism normally takes place during the main Sunday service is so that the Congregation (the local Church representing the whole Christian Church) can positively welcome the newly-Baptised person into the life of the Christian Church.
For this reason also, it is usual for a person to be Baptised in the Church of the Parish in which they live or worship.
The Baptism of an older candidate who is able to answer for himself / herself is normally celebrated with Confirmation and First Holy Communion, with the Bishop presiding. This follows the centuries-old tradition of the Christian Church.