“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Baptism is the sign and seal of a new life in Christ, and the beginning of life in the Church. It washes away sin, gives the gift of eternal life and makes us part of Christ’s Body, the Church. It is a moment of simple joy when through the very ordinary action of a little water pouring over a person’s head, a person is transformed into a child of God and given grace that no amount of evil and darkness can destroy.
If you live within the parish boundaries or you are a member of our congregation, or have a connection with the church you are very welcome to have your child baptised in St Mary's, or to be baptised yourself. Baptisms usually take place in the church at 1pm and 2pm on the last Sunday of the month*. A brief time of preparation and rehearsal is required with the parents of any infant being baptised. For an adult coming for baptism, this is usually combined with Confirmation (the taking of adult membership of the church) and would occur after a longer period of preparation.
If you would like to discuss Baptism further please get in touch with us or come along to a Sunday morning service and speak to Rev'd Eugene.
*There are no Baptisms during the season of Lent