In baptism your child or yourself is:
Signed with the cross
To show that we belong to Christ who died on the cross.
As an act of
dedication in the service of Christ.
As a sign of God's love for us, a love which is stronger than death.
"I sign you with the cross, the sign of Christ"
Baptised with water
As a sign that we are made clean through God's love and forgiveness.
As a sign of God's life-giving power.
As a symbol of our new life, won for us when Jesus rose from the dead.
"I baptise you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the
Given a lighted candle
As a sign that God has shown
himself to us in Jesus, to be the light of the world.
As a symbol of the promise that God will guide us with his
light if we trust in him.
As a sign that we may grow to reflect the light of Christ in our lives.
this light.... Shine as a light in the world to the glory of God the Father."