CANDLE. On the day of baptism, the parents usually provide a special baptism candle, which is sometimes decorated with the name of the child and the date of baptism. The candle signifies the light of faith which will illumine the child throughout his or her life.
After baptism, the child is clothed in a white garment to signify spiritual purification. Many families have a baptismal garment heirloom, which is used generation after generation. Alternatively, some families provide a baptismal stole, unique to the occasion.
These items are available from children’s wear shops and Christian bookstores. Personalised candles and stoles can also be ordered through the internet. If you want more information about these, please contact the office.