Our clergy are happy to baptise both adults and children according to the rites of the Church of England. So if you attend church regularly and you or your parents live, for at least part of the year, within the Chaplaincy, please get in touch.
Please first contact the Priest in Charge to discuss if and when it will be possible to organise a baptism.
The Church very much prefers that a baptism should form part of a regular service. In this way, a congregation can share in the joy of welcoming a new member and provide support for him or her in their Christian commitment. There should normally be at least three Godparents or Sponsors, two being of the same gender as the candidate. They must be baptised Christians, though not necessarily Anglicans; you are after all baptised into the Church and not into a particular denomination. However, it may be possible in very exceptional circumstances to arrange a private baptism, always within our constraints of availability of course.
The service is free and we do not expect any payment. However, if you wish to make a donation, it will be very welcome.
In an emergency, baptism can be conducted by any baptised person using water and with the words “ (name) I baptise you in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit”, or similar words.
It is always a joy for our clergy to baptise adults. This is only done as part of a regular service, so that the person can be welcomed into the congregation, and would normally lead to confirmation. Please first contact the Priest in Charge directly to discuss the way forward. We need to point out that you can only be baptised once in your life.
2014 Advent Service and five Baptisms in Bordeaux
The candle-lit Advent Service has become one of the most popular services in the Bordeaux calendar. Around 150 people (including more than 30 children) attended the service.
What made this year's service even more special was the baptism of 5 people at the service. Tara, Gabriel, Zackary, Anna and Tess (pictured here) were baptised by the Priest in Charge (Rev'd Bramwell Bearcroft )and the service had a wonderful balance of solemnity, awe and joy.
The choir sang exceptionally well and included a rendition of Benjamin Britten's 'Hymn to the Virgin'. The cloisters were packed after the service as everyone shared in the refreshments so generously donated by the families of the newly baptised.
Easter Sunday 2012 - Service with three baptisms in Bordeaux
Rev'd Bramwell Bearcroft led a very thought provoking and uplifting Easter Service, at La Chapelle de l'Assomption, Bordeaux. Although our services take place in the city of Bordeaux, many of our congregation live a distance away. So it was a joy to have a congregation of about 150 adults and children including the families who presented Arthur, Emily and Inès for baptism. (click on photos to enlage)
Our choir had worked hard rehearsing and accompanied by our new organ and with a strident trumpet from the gallery at the end of the service we certainly praised the Lord.
After the service the adults enjoyed refreshments kindly provided by the parents of the newly-baptised while all the many children were running around and squealing with delight at finding the numerous eggs hidden in the gardens of the Chapelle.