Christenings - Starting Rite Course - Book

A unique, five session programme designed for babies up to a year old and their parents. Enables churches to offer a welcome to new parents, and can also be used as a baptism preparation course.


Written by priest and mother, Jenny Paddison, Starting Rite offers fun ways to help parents and their babies discover the innate spiritually that children are born with, as well as welcoming new parents into the church.

The five session programme outlined in the book provides a comprehensive guide to running the course, including story scripts, simple songs, ideas for multi-sensory play, as well as lists of equipment needed and how to create a welcoming atmosphere. It explores Christian themes though activities like peek-a-boo, blowing bubbles and splashing in water.