What is baptism?

Baptism is an ancient way of making a commitment to Jesus, still very popular today. It is a ceremony in which promises are publicly made to God, and which marks the formal start of a journey of faith.

What’s the difference between baptism and christening?

None. They are two words for the same thing. The word “baptise” literally means “wash, or immerse” – because water is used. “Christening” means inviting Christ into one’s life, just as “strengthening” means making stronger.