According to the Book of Common Prayer, “Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.”

Baptism is incorporated into regular worship services on specified Sundays during the year and occasionally at other times. It is the outward and visible action that connects a person to God in a covenant relationship and so belongs in public worship rather than private ceremony.

Baptism is offered on the first Sunday after the Epiphany in January (the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord), at the Great Vigil of Easter (the night before Easter Sunday), on the Day of Pentecost (usually in May or June), at our celebration of All Saints’ Sunday in November and on select Sundays during the summer and early fall.

Baptism preparation classes for children may also be arranged by contacting the clergy.