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BAPTISMS

Baptism can be regarded as the beginning of a spiritual path and not the culmination of one. It is a public statement of one’s intentional decision to follow the way of Jesus. In the case of infant baptism, it is the parents’ declaration of their intent to raise a child in the way of Jesus. It is not necessary that a candidate for baptism fully understand nor be comfortable with every word of the Christian Creeds and doctrines from the outset, but rather be ready to embark on the rich path of discovery into the way, truth and life of Jesus Christ. If you have been baptised outside the Episcopal Church or the Anglican Communion, we can receive or confirm you.

If you're interested in getting baptised, please contact us and we can guide you through the process. Baptisms are usually held on a quarterly basis and we offer classes in the Episcopal Baptismal Covenant.

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