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Advent means ‘coming’ and is the special four-week period leading up to Christmas. It is a time to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’s birth but also for his coming in glory at the end of time.


Baptism involves declaring faith in God and being washed with water. It means being cleansed from sin, being united to Jesus Christ, receiving his Holy Spirit and becoming God’s children. Sometimes called ‘Christening’.


Lent is the six-week period leading up to Easter. It is a particular time to confess sin and to seek personal and collective renewal (a ‘springtime of the spirit’). Lent has a special focus on Jesus’s journey to the cross and prepares the Church to celebrate his resurrection.

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Baptism (or ‘christening’ as many know it) means ‘being made into Christ’ – becoming part of the Christian family.

Baptisms usually take place on Sundays at 1.00pm, except during Advent (the four weeks leading up to Christmas), and Lent (the five weeks before Easter). Baptisms are joyful occasions when your family and friends, along with the whole church family, are invited to gather to celebrate and welcome their newest members. While baptisms tend to be associated with babies and young children you can actually be baptised at any age.

The best way to book a baptism is to come along to one of our Sunday services and ask to speak to a member of the clergy. Alternatively, you might first wish to email the Cathedral office admin@breconcathedral.org.uk, or leave a phone message on 01874 623857.