- From: JJupar@xxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 05:14:59 EST
In a message dated 17/11/2009 05:18:18 GMT Standard Time,
Our grandson was recently baptised in our parish, the C of E Rector in
my daughter's parish "doesn't believe in child baptisms" and would only
have done it under pressure.
When my daughter, who lived in Mallorca, had her third child here, she
wanted her baptised in our local Parish Church where she was also married
and the two earlier children were baptised. The vicar of the time didn't
know us and said no which greatly surprised us. His excuse was that as she
lived in Mallorca the child should be baptised there.
I pointed out to him that it was always a family occasion for us and it
would have meant transporting 2 gt.grandparents, 4 grandparent, as sister and
a brother and their families plus other relations to the Island, he said
"So What, we could get it done there". A deplorable reply so I wrote to his
bishop but it seems it is the choice of the Vicar whether he does it or
In the end we went to another vicar who didn't know us and he welcomed us
with open arms. We shareed the event with another baby and guess what?
Ours was called Josephine and born in Chesterfield Hospital. Theirs was
called Joseph also born in Chesterfield Hospital on the same day.
However, with you saying that the vicar didn't believe in child baptisms, I
wonder if he was a Methodist Minister and not C of E.
[N. Derbyshire, England]
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