What is baptism?
Baptism is a sacred act of the Christian faith that invites a person to Jesus Christ and is welcomed as a member of Christ’s Church. It is a new beginning on a life’s journey in which the baptised person is accepted and sealed by God with the Holy Spirit to represent Christ’s light and love to the world.
When baptism is of a baby or a child, the baptised receives the love and shared faith of the family, friends and Church Whānau to grow up into Christ.
What does the service involve?
The baptism service generally takes place on Sundays after the main 10:00am service. We invite the person who is being baptised, family and friends along with members of the parish, and priest to partake in the service. The duration of the service is around 30-45 minutes. When the person is baptised they will receive from the church a candle and wooden cross as gifts of their new journey with Christ.
For more information on baptism, contact
Rev’d. Mele Prescott
or 021 028 41156