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From: "Edward Davies" <>
Subject: Re: ??? BAPTISM AND OR CHRISTENING ???
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 10:26:23 -0000
Strictly, baptism of Christians is a religious rite (the application of
water to a person by sprinkling, immersion etc.) signifying admission to the
Church, whereas christening is the name-giving which normally accompanies
the baptism. In genealogy, the terms are usually used interchangeably, and
when the date and place are the important factors, this is very rarely a
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2000 2:42 AM
Subject: ??? BAPTISM AND OR CHRISTENING ???
> Can someone please tell me the difference between baptism and christening
> the UK?
> Thank you kindly,
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