Service of Thanksgiving
Some families, overjoyed with the birth of a child, like to have a Service of Thanksgiving. Families may choose this option because they would like their child to have the freedom to make their own decision later in life of whether they would like to be baptised. However they recognise the importance of acknowledging their child's birth and as such would like a service of thanksgiving. Some families recognise the importance of their child in God's eyes, but with integrity feel unable to make the promises on behalf of their child and also prefer a Service of Thanksgiving.