Baptisms

Baptism of Children

We welcome enquiries from parents who wish to have their child baptised (sometimes called ‘christened’).  Baptism is a simple ceremony using water that is an important and unrepeatable step in the journey of life and Christian faith.  Baptism can be carried out at any age, but traditionally in the Anglican Church parents present infants for baptism.  The first step is to download the Enquirers’ Booklet, Application Form and a copy of the baptism service found in a Prayer Book for Australia (opposite).  Then contact Fr Evan to make an appointment to discuss your child’s baptism.

 

Children & Holy Communion

In our parish all who are baptised are welcome to share in Holy Communion and are invited to come forward with other members of the congregation to receive both bread and wine. Because we consider children of all ages to be full members of the church community along with all of the baptised, we welcome children of any age to begin receiving Communion as determined by their parent/s. The very best preparation for children wishing to begin receiving Communion is to attend and take part regularly in Sunday services of worship.    

 

Confirmation

Confirmation in the Anglican Church is a rite led by the Bishop in which a person affirms as theirs the faith of the Christian church and publicly states their desire to follow Christ. During the Confirmation service the Bishop lays hands on each of the candidates and prays that they will be strengthened and sustained in their faith by the Holy Spirit. Children who have been baptised are generally prepared for confirmation around the age of 16, when they have received a grounding in the Christian faith through regular attendance at Sunday worship and Holy Communion.

 

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Evan Pederick,
Dec 7, 2011, 11:58 PM
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Evan Pederick,
Dec 7, 2011, 11:58 PM
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Evan Pederick,
Dec 7, 2011, 11:58 PM
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