In the Church Times

Almost missed it, but I’m in this weekend’s Church Times and it’s a perfect spot as dusk falls on Reformation Day. Turn with me to page 12…

BaptismWhat are the reasons for there being no statutory fees for baptisms in a parish church other than the £12 fee for a certificate? When was this last reviewed by the Archbishop’s Council?
The answer is very simple. Baptism is a sacrament and we do not invoice for grace. Charging for baptisms would be tantamount to appointing Johann Tetzel as the Church of England’s patron saint.
(The Revd) Peter Ould
Ware, Herts

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