Second anniversary of baby massage classes at Carrick Baptist Church

Pastor Peter Lawther and his wife Joanne giving out a certificate and gift to Tanya and baby Jessica. INCT 24-750-CON BAPTIST

Pastor Peter Lawther and his wife Joanne giving out a certificate and gift to Tanya and baby Jessica. INCT 24-750-CON BAPTIST

A baby massage class which began on a trial basis at Carrickfergus Baptist Church has just marked its second anniversary.

The popular sessions see mothers learn the baby massage techniques which, according to the organiser, help relax the young children.

(standing) Jenni and Georgia and Allison and Alfie with Laura and Susana and Vale and Tommaso. INCT 24-753-CON

(standing) Jenni and Georgia and Allison and Alfie with Laura and Susana and Vale and Tommaso. INCT 24-753-CON

Sandra Silverson, of Carrickfergus Baptist Church, who is a certified Infant Massage Instructor, explained: “It has now been running for two years - we started in May 2014 and ran a class to see if there was any interest and have had a constant flow of parents and babies ever since with several in recent classes being returnees bringing their second child along.”

As well as learning how to massage their babies, participants have a chance to make new friends and learn something about what the church had to offer.

There is also a short epilogue followed by tea, coffee and buns.

On the final week of each course, those taking part are presented with their certificates by Pastor Peter Lawther along with a gift of a children’s Bible book as a memento.