Celebrating Christian Initiation

A Practical Guide To Baptism, Confirmation And Rites For The Christian Journey

Simon Jones


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Drawing on research carried out as part of the Baptism Project, and making helpful connections with popular catechetical material from sources such as Pilgrim, Simon Jones considers how, where, and for whom rites of Christian initiation are celebrated, and how baptism has been rediscovered as fundamental to the Church’s identity and mission.

Very little has been written recently about the celebration of rites of Christian initiation. Focussing primarily on the material in Common Worship (including the new texts for baptism) as well as drawing on other liturgical traditions, this book fills the gap with a concise yet comprehensive treatment that takes full account of the latest needs and developments.


Simon Jones:
Simon Jones has been Chaplain and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford since 2002. He is a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion in Oxford, and a part-time tutor in liturgy at St Stephen’s House. Simon is a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission, and became an Honorary Canon of Christ Church in 2015.