Baptism

Baptism at All Saints

Thank you for the privilege of sharing your joy in the birth of your child.Through the celebration of baptism we join with you in thanking God for this special gift.

A baptism is a special occasion. Through this Sacrament we not only celebrate the gift of a new life, we also make a commitment to our child’s future. The service and the celebrations are just the beginning. Baptism is your pledge to a lifetime of caring. It represents your undertaking that you will seek the highest values for your child, that you will bring your son or daughter up within the Christian faith and in relationship with the Church.

You have chosen Godparents to assist you in this important task and we want you to know that you have the support and prayers of the parish community. Children learn most readily by watching what their parents do and by participating with them. For this reason it is important that we establish a pattern of worship with our children. By participating with them we will be developing spiritual values and helping them to grow towards a time when they can make a mature decision for themselves about the promises made for them at their baptism. Please feel comfortable about bringing your children to church. They should feel at home in the parish family as it gathers for worship. We are certainly enriched by their presence.

The Way Ahead

Baptisms have only recently resumed, in line with our COVID-safe measures. Currently baptisms are held on Sundays only at 10.30am. You must call the Baptism Coordinator in the Parish Office (6248 7420) to make arrangements. COVID-safe protocols will apply with regard to seating arrangements and number of guests allowed.

From 8th November 2020, baptisms will be held at 12 noon only on Sundays, with the same safety protocols.

When the baptism date is confirmed, you will meet with the Rector who will explain the service and the promises you will make with your Godparents.