Everyone is welcome at St. Paul’s, and we are so glad that your spiritual journey has led you to explore baptism for yourself or your child! Baptisms at St. Paul’s take place several times a year, with dates planned well in advance. Our baptisms in 2022 will be on June 19, and November 20.
For parents, having your child baptised is signalling that you want them to grow up to be a follower of Jesus Christ and embrace all the love and mercy that God wants to give them. Baptism as an adult means the same thing—responding to God’s love and mercy and committing yourself to learning how to follow Jesus Christ.
If you think you may be interested in baptism at St. Paul’s, we invite you to join our Sunday morning worship for a few months to see whether this is the Christian community you would like to be part of.
We want to support and encourage you as you take this important step, whether in your own faith journey or as you seek to raise your child in the Christian faith. Because baptism is such a significant commitment, we have a preparation process to assist you along the way and to help you get a sense of our community.
There are three main steps in baptism preparation at St. Paul’s:
1) Have a conversation with the Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, Associate Priest. You can click the button below to set up an appointment with Tyler to discuss baptism and explore any questions you have.
2) Join in a preparation class with other baptismal candidates. Parents will participate in our 4-week Stepping Into Faith course, co-led by Tyler and Janet Earle, Children’s Minister. Adults are invited to take the Alpha course and meet one-on-one with Tyler as they prepare.
3) About a month before the baptism service, you and your child (for parents baptizing a child) will be introduced to the congregation as someone preparing for baptism—this allows the community to start praying for you!
If you’d like to get started, please click the button below and let us know a little bit about you, and Tyler will be in touch to begin the conversation.