Baptism is one of the oldest traditions of the Church. It is a holy act mandated by Jesus. Babies, children and adults can be baptised. Baptism is a choice to engage in faith within a community of faithful people. Water is blessed and placed on the head of the candidate in the form of a cross as he or she is named as Christ’s own.
In the Anglican church, babies and young children may be baptised with parents and sponsors making commitments for them. The church community present also renews their baptismal vows to renounce evil and sin and affirm their acceptance of Jesus Christ. The sacrament of Baptism marks the beginning of a deep and meaningful life-long relationship with God.
Those wishing a baptism should speak to Rev. Monique Taylor. Preparation is provided which will include meeting with our priest to learn about the commitments to be made, the symbols of baptism, and details of the service. A rehearsal will take place before the Baptism. Baptisms are held during the Sunday Eucharist service several times a year, usually on feast days in the church calendar.
If you would like information on services for life events such as baptisms, weddings or funerals, please contact the church office at 905-451-7711 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.