The president addresses the candidates directly, or through their parents, godparents and sponsors
We all wander far from God and lose our way:
Christ comes to find us and welcomes us home.
In baptism we respond to his call.
Therefore I ask:
Do you turn away from sin?
Do you reject evil?
The candidates, together with their parents, godparents and sponsors, may turn at this point.
Do you turn to Christ as Saviour?
Do you trust in him as Lord?
Common Worship: Christian Initiation - Additional Baptism Texts in Accessible Language, material from which is included here,
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