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The Question of Baptism

An article written in 1980 for the newsletter of the Association of Interchurch Families by one of its co-founders, the Jesuit priest Fr John Coventry, and updated in 1984. Even though much has changed over the past 35 years, the issues raised by Fr John are as fresh today for some couples as they were in 1980.

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Baptism in Church of England Churches

Some interchurch couples have strongly desired that their child’s baptism should be registered in both their churches, as a sign that both communities are involved in nurturing their child’s life in Christ.

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An Anglican / Catholic Baptism

Here, an Anglican spouse married to a Roman Catholic, tells the story of how they managed to bring together something from both their church traditions at the baptisms of their two daughters.

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Joanna is Baptised

Whilst this story relates to events that took place over 20 years ago its message remains current today.

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Christian Initiation for the Child of a Roman Catholic/Baptist Couple

Is there any way of reconciling within one Christian family the two traditions of believer’s baptism and infant baptism?

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Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism

Issued by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, 1993.

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