NAMING BABY CHESTER GEORGE HOWIE at Darlington RA Club "In Western culture, naming ceremonies go back to Roman and Greek practices. In pre-Christian times, a child did not formally become a member of the family and the wider community until it had been named at a formal naming ceremony, when the ties of kinship were established. Today we celebrate the coming of a new child into the world, into a loving family, and into a network of friends. Baby Chester is fortunate to have two loving parents who care for his welfare, security and shelter. It is an added blessing that Baby Chester also has grandparents who will play an important role in his care and development."
Chris conducts the Ceremony
All join in!
Guideparents Lydia and Matthew make their vows
Chris blesses baby Chester. ""Now we come to the formal naming of this new child who has joined our family and our community. I do this with a simple water ceremony. Ever since the dawn of civilisation, human beings have held water to be holy and magical. Without water, there can be no life. And it is with water that we celebrate and welcome this new life."