“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s body the Church.
The bond which God establishes at baptism is indissoluble.” – Pg. 298 The Book of Common Prayer
Regardless of whether this sacrament is performed early in life, or later on as an adult, the Anglican Church views baptism as the very foundation of the commitment to a new life through Christ. Upon baptism, the person receiving the sacrament vows to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour; to trust in his grace, truth, and love, and to follow and obey him as their Lord.
In the case of infants and young children, who are unable to answer for themselves, these vows are made by their parents, sponsors, or godparents, who promise to raise the child in the Christian faith and support them through prayer and example.
Here at Christ Church we love baptisms! If you are considering baptism for yourself or for your child, please join us on a Sunday morning for a worship service. At the end of service one of our clergy would be glad to discuss with you the process involved.