To open up is the idea, not to dumb down
Infant-baptism services should reach out to families
rather than set up barriers, argues Angela
THE baptism texts that are causing all the trouble have theirorigins in a motion put forward by the diocese of Liverpool to theGeneral Synod, which was carried in February 2011. It called forsome alternative texts to be provided for baptism "in accessiblelanguage".
The background was widespread discontent from members of theclergy using the Common Worship service, especially atbabies' christenings. Many had come to dread the typicalSunday-afternoon baptism, when families were ...
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