The water of baptism symbolizes the washing away of our old lives and the new life we are raised to in Jesus Christ. In the early Church, adults who professed their desire to follow Jesus were baptized by immersion in water. Although most of us today are only familiar with infant baptism, in fact, the Anglican Church welcomes people for baptism at any age, young and old.
Do we baptize anyone?
Yes, anyone who confesses Jesus as the one they want to follow in their lives. We follow Jesus by regularly participating in our worshipping community, by reading the Bible, by praying, and by using our gifts and abilities to serve others in the wider community.
Is there a fee for baptism?
No. Baptism is a free gift, a sign of God’s grace and love towards us.
I am interested in being baptized or in having my child baptized. What do I do?
You are welcome to contact Grace Church and speak to the Rector, the Rev. Tim Smart. You will meet with him to talk about baptism, be able to ask any questions you have, and set a date for the baptism.